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pāpĭlĭo , ōnis, m. cf. πάλλω, brandish; palpitare, pila,
I.a butterfly, moth.
II. Transf., a tent, pavilion: “in expeditionibus apertis papilionibus prandit atque coenavit,Lampr. Alex. Sev. 51; Spart. Pescen. 11; Treb. Poll. Trig. Tyr. 16; Tert. ad Mart. 3; Vulg. Exod. 33, 8; id. Num. 16, 27; id. 2 Reg. 11, 11. The Fratres Arvales also made use of such tents when making their offerings in the grove of Dia, Inscr. Marin. Fratr. Arv. n. 41.
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