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tēgŭlae , ārum (less freq. and mostly poet., also in sing.: tēgŭla , ae;
I.v. the foll.), f. tego, tiles, roof-tiles, a tiled roof (class.; cf. imbrex).
(α). Plur.: “tempestas venit, confringit tegulas imbricesque,Plaut. Most. 1, 2, 28; so, “with imbrices,id. Mil. 2, 6, 24; “with tectum,id. Rud. prol. 78: “heus, quid agis tu inquam in tegulis?id. Mil. 2, 2, 22; so, “in tegulis,id. ib. 2, 2, 1; 2, 2, 5; 2, 3, 13; “2, 3, 37: anguis per impluvium decidit de tegulis,Ter. Phorm. 4, 4, 26: “per alienas tegulas Venisse,id. Eun. 3, 5, 40: “per tegulas demitti,Cic. Phil. 2, 18, 45: “demptis tegulis,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 50, § 119: “per scalas pervenisse in tegulas,Liv. 36, 37, 2: “habitare sub tegulis,Suet. Gram. 9: “columbaria qui in tegulis habent,Varr. R. R. 3, 7 fin.; Dig. 19, 1, 58; 39, 2, 24: “TEGVLAS AENEAS AVRATAS D. S. D.,Inscr. Orell. 3272 et saep.—
(β). Sing.: “promitto tibi, si valebit, tegulam illum in Italiā nullam relicturum,not a tile, Cic. Att. 9, 7, 5: “cum solem nondum prohibebat et imbrem Tegula,Ov. A. A. 2, 622; id. F. 6, 316; id. Ib. 304; Bibacul. ap. Suet. Gram. 11; Mart. 7, 36, 4; Juv. 3, 201 (but the true read., Sen. Ep. 12, 5, is regula, Haase).
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