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tăpēte , is, n. (
I.sing. acc. m. tapeta fulgentem, Sil. 4, 270; plur. tapetia, Plaut. Ps. 1, 2, 14; id. Stich. 2, 2, 54; Vulg. 2 Reg. 17, 28; but nom. tapeta, from unused tapetum, Lucil. ap. Prob. p. 130: tapetae, Enn. ap. Fest. p. 351 Müll.; Placid. Gloss.; acc. m. tapetas pulcros, Verg. A. 9, 358; abl. tapetibus, id. ib. 9, 325; Liv. 40, 24, 7; Ov. M. 13, 638; Varr ap. Non. 542, 15: “tapetis,Verg. A. 7, 277 Serv. ad loc.; Mart. 14, 147, 1; cf. the Gr. forms from τάπης, and v. Neue, Formenl. 2, 570 sq.); cloth wrought with figures in different colors, for covering walls, floors, tables, couches, etc., a carpet, tapestry, hangings, coverlet, etc. (syn. stragulum); sing. nom. tapete, Turp. and Caecil. ap. Non. 229, 7, and 542, 18; abl. tapete, Sil. 17, 64.
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