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tēla , ae, f. prob. contr. from texia, from texo; cf. ala, from axilla; “mala, from maxilla,Cic. Or. 45, 153,
I.a web.
B. Transf.
1. The threads that run lengthwise in the loom, the warp (syn.: “stamen, trama),Tib. 1, 6, 79: licia telae Addere, Verg. G. 1, 285; 3, 562; Ov. M. 4, 275; 6, 54 sq.—
2. A weaver's beam, yarn-beam; also, a loom, Cato, R. R. 10, 5; 14, 2; Ov. M. 4, 35; 6, 576. —
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