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căpĭtĭum , ĭi, n. caput,
I.a covering for the head: capitia = capitum tegmina, Varr. ap. Non. p. 542, 25; also an undervest, as put over the head, though Varr. derives it from capio: “capitium ab eo quod capit pectus, id est, ut antiqui dicebant, comprehendit,Varr. L. L. 5, § 131 Müll.: induis, Laber. ap. Gell. 16, 7, 9 (Com. Rel. v. 61 Rib.); Dig. 34, 2, 24.—A vestment of a priest, Hier. Ep. 64.—
II. The opening in the tunic through which the head passed (eccl. Lat.), Hier. Ep. 64; id. Vest. Sacerd. 14; Vulg. Exod. 28, 32; 39, 21; id. Job, 30, 18.
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