Calsiatura

Lit. 'winter shoe allowance'. As part of their *livery, servants of the royal household were given money for clothing and shoes each year. How much money one received depended, of course, upon one's place in the household. For example, in 1287, a kitchen usher/ doorkeeper received 2s 3d. There was a similar payment in the summer calciamenta estivalis. [Lat. calciamenta = shoe allowance; hyemalia = of winter; also estivalis = of summer]

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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