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lăcĭnĭa , ae, f. v. lacus, lacer,
I.the lappet, flap, edge, or corner of a garment.
2. In gen., a garment (post-class.): “detraxit umeris laciniam,Petr. S. 12; App. M. 3, p. 138; 6, p. 174; 11, p. 263; Macr. S. 2, 3; Vulg. Thren. 4, 14 et saep.—
B. Transf.
1. Of cattle, the dewlap: “laciniae dependentes,Plin. 8, 50, 76, § 202.—
II. Trop.: aliquid obtinere laciniā, by the lappet, i. e. hardly, with difficulty, without a firm hold upon it, Cic. de Or. 3, 28, 110.
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