The word for today is SUCCINCT. It comes from the Latin words SUB, meaning under, and CINCTURA, meaning belt or girdle. When Romans would be working out in the field, they would be dressed in togas and if their toga was below their knees they could not bend over. In order to bend over, the Romans would pull up their toga and tuck it under their belt. Today the word SUCCINCT means characterized by clear, precise expression in few words; concise and terse. We have this meaning of the word today because the Romans would shorten the length of their toga.