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dēcĭpŭla , ae, f., and dēcĭpŭlum , i, n. decipio,
I.a snare, gin, trap.
I. Lit. (late Lat.): “plena avibus,Vulg. Jerem. 5, 27; Job 18, 10.—
II. Trop. (ante- and post-class.).
(α). Fem., Sid. Ep. 8, 10 med.; Mart. Cap. 4, § 423; Vulg. Job 18, 10.—
(β). Neutr., App. M. 8, p. 202, 38; 10, p. 250, 28; so id. Flor. 4, p. 360.—Plur.: nulla decipula, Laev. ap. Front. Ep. ad M. Caes. 1, 3.
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