Definition of talaria in US English:


plural noun

  • (in Roman mythology) winged sandals as worn by certain gods and goddesses, especially Mercury.

    • ‘Mercury is depicted as holding a purse,symbolic of his association with commerce, as well as the winged sandals (talaria), winged cap (petasus) and staff (caduceus) taken over from the Greek Hermes.’
    • ‘The winged sandals that flew the god as swift as any bird is called a "talaria' and is said to be made of imperishable gold.’


Latin, neuter plural of talaris, from talus ‘ankle’.