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Gallia Comata

That part of Gaul which belonged to the Roman emperor, and was governed by legates (legati), was so called from the long hair (coma) worn by the inhabitants flowing over their shoulders.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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