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- From this it might be inferred that breeches and breeks relate to the Latin references to the "braccae" that were worn by the ancient Celts, but the Oxford English Dictionary (also online) gives the etymology as "Common Germanic", compare modern Dutch "broek", meaning trouser.
- Often reaching the knees or ankles, it was usually worn over underclothes consisting of a shirt (usually hip-length or longer) and drawers (usually knee- or ankle-length pants related to braccae).
- They were adopted by the Romans as "braccae".
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