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cento , ōnis, m. κέντρων,
I.a garment of several bits or pieces sewed together, a rag-covering, patchwork, etc., Cato ap. Fest. s. v. prohibere, p. 234 Müll.; id. R. R. 2, 3; 10, 5; Lucil. ap. Non. p. 176, 1; Sisenn. ib. p. 91, 27; Caes. B. C. 2, 9; 3, 44 fin.; Dig. 33, 7, 12.—
2. Esp., a cap worn under the helmet, Amm. 19, 8, 8.—
B. Prov.: “centones sarcire alicui,to impose upon by falsehoods, Plaut. Ep. 3, 4, 19.—
II. The title of a poem made up of various verses of another poem, a cento; so the Cento Nuptialis of Ausonius (the thirteenth of his Idyls), etc., Isid. Orig. 1, 38, 25; Tert. Praescr. 39.
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