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tŭnĭca , ae, f. perh. for tog-nica, from tego,
I.an under-garment of the Romans worn by both sexes, a tunic.
I. Lit., Plaut. Ep. 2, 2, 46; 5, 2, 60; id. Mil. 3, 1, 93; 5, 30; id. Pers. 1, 3, 75; Cic. Tusc. 5, 20, 60; id. de Or. 2, 47, 195; Hor. S. 1, 2, 132; id. Ep. 1, 1, 96; 1, 18, 33.—A tunic with long sleeves was thought effeminate, Plaut. Ps. 2, 4, 48; Cic. Cat. 2, 10, 22; Suet. Calig. 52; Gell. 7, 12, 4: “et tunicae manicas habent,Verg. A. 9, 616: “manicata,Curt. 3, 3, 13; cf. Plin. 8, 48, 74, § 194: “tunicas mutare cottidie,Hier. Ep. 22, 32.—Prov.: tunica propior pallio est, my tunic is nearer than my cloak (like the Engl. near is my shirt, but nearer is my skin), Plaut. Trin. 5, 2, 30.—
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