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^plum , i, n., and ^plus , i, m., = πέπλον and πέπλος,
I.the robe of state of Minerva at Athens, with which her statue was solemnly invested every five years at the Panathenaea, Plaut. Merc. prol. 67; id. Fragm. ap. Serv. Verg. A. 1, 480; Verg. Cir. 21 sq.; Stat. Th. 10, 56.—
II. Transf.
A. A splendid upper garment, a robe of state, either of gods or men (post-class.), Claud. Nupt. Honor. 123: imperatorium, Treb. XXX. Tyrann. 23.—
B. Still more gen., any broad upper garment, Manil. 5, 387.—
C. A disease of the eye (by which the eye is covered or veiled, as it were), Ser. Samm. 13, 220 (al. plumbum).
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