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ex-calcĕo (-calcĭo), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. (the deponent form, v. below), to take off the shoes.

I. In gen.: petiit, ut sibi pedes praeberet excalciandos, Suet. Vit. 2.—More freq. with a personal object and in the part. perf.: excalciatus cursitare, unshod, barefoot, Suet. Vesp. 8; Mart. 12, 88; cf. mid. in the verb. finit.: neque umquam aut nocte aut die excalcearetur aut discingeretur, Vell. 2, 41 fin.; and as a verb. dep.: ut nemo se excalceatur, Varr. ap. Non. 478, 16.—

II. In partic., of tragedians, to relieve of the cothurni, Sen. Ep. 76, 23.— Hence, excalceāti, ōrum, m., pantomimists (opp. to the tragic actors, who wore cothurni, and the comic, who wore socci), Sen. Ep. 8, 7.