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tensa , ae, f.,
I.the chariot or car on which the images of the gods were borne in the Circensian games.
I. Lit.: “tensam ait vocari Sinnius Capito vehiculum, quo exuviae deorum ludicris Circensibus in Circum ad pulvinar vehuntur. Fuit et ex ebore, ut apud Titinnium in Barbato, et ex argento,Fest. p. 364 Müll.; cf.: tensa ἅρμα θεῶν, Gloss. Philox.: “via tensarum atque pompae,Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 59, § 154; 2, 3, 3, § 6; 2, 5, 72, § 186: “tensam ducere,Liv. 5, 41, 2; 9, 40, 16: “deducere,Suet. Aug. 43; id. Vesp. 5; Inscr. Grut. 35, 12.—*
II. Perh. for a carriage in gen.: vende tensam atque mulos: sine eam pedibus grassari, Titin. ap. Non. 316, 3.
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