|of these articles is occupied with the belt as article of clothing, for further meanings sees also to Cingulum|
the Zingulum or Cingulum (Latin for belts) is occasional the belt, the monk around her Kutte , Ministranten around her robe or her Kutte or priest around their Soutane carry. With monks, which attach importance on poverty, this can be a simple cord, with high religious dignitaries a broad volume from noble materials. Thus a priest carries a black, a bishop a violet, a cardinal a blood-red and the Pope a white volumearound its Soutane.
Cingulum militare (war belt) is called also the belt, with which Roman soldiers its Tunika - garb gürteten. This belt was as it were the “document of identification” of the soldier, if it were without weapons and protection weapons and only in Tunika, coat and Sandalen on the way: Who carried it,was soldier („omnes qui militantly, cincti sunt “Servius, Commentarius in Vergilii Aeneida VIII, 724). It was at the latest starting from the center of the 1. Jh. n. Chr. aufwändig verziert, in order to underline its meaning. These ornaments (buckle, fittings and trailers) changed with the mode. Its meaning attainsthe belt by its function as sword belt, later he was probably carried in addition, often without sword, as the life-genuine illustrations show on the grave monuments of the soldiers in all Roman provinces.
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