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bractĕātus , a, um, adj. id.,
I.covered with gold-plate, gilt (post-Aug. for the class. aureus): “sellae,Sid. Ep. 8, 8: “lacunar,id. ib. 2, 10.—
B. In gen., glistening like gold: “leo,” i.e. with a yellow mane, Sen. Ep. 41, 6: “comae,Mart. Cap. 1, § 75.—
II. Trop. (cf. aureus, II.).
A. Splendid, golden: “O mentis aureae dictum bracteatum!Aus. Grat. Act. ad Gratian. 8.—
B. Shining only externally, gilded, delusive: “felicitas,Sen. Ep. 115, 9.
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