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mĕtaxa or mătaxa , ae, f., = μέταξα and μάταξα,
I.raw silk, the web of silkworms.
I. Lit., Dig. 39, 4, 16; Cod. Just. 11, 7, 10.—
II. Transf., a rope: lini metaxa, Lucil. ap. Fest. s. v. rodus, p. 265 Müll.; Vitr. 7, 3.
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