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vēlāmentum , i, n. id.,
I.a cover, covering.
I. Lit
B. A veil, curtain, = velum, Sen. Cons. ad Marc. 15, 2.—
C. Velamenta, olive-branches wound about with woollen fillets, or rods wound about in like manner, which suppliants bore before them: “velamenta manu praetendens supplice,Ov. M. 11, 279: “ramos oleae ac velamenta alia supplicum porrigentes orare, ut reciperent sese,Liv. 24, 30, 14 Weissenb. ad loc.; 25, 25, 6; 30, 36, 5; 36, 20, 1; cf. id. 29, 16, 6. velamenta et infulas praeferentes, Tac. H. 1, 66; v. velo, I. fin.
II. Trop., a cover, concealment, screen: “quaerentes libidinibus suis patrocinium aliquid seu velamentum,Sen. Vit. Beat. 12, 4: “pudoris,Lampr. Elag. 11: “ami citiae,pretence, Amm. 19, 11, 4.
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