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cestus (caest- ) or -ŏs , i, m., = κεστός (lit. stitched, embroidered; hence,
I.subst.; cf. Lidd. and Scott under κεστός), a girdle, tie, belt, girth, strap, Cato, R. R. 25 Schneid. N. cr.; Varr. R. R. 1, 8, 6.—Particularly, the girdle of Venus, Mart. 6, 138; 6, 14; 14, 206 sq.; Serv. ad Verg. A. 5, 69.
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    • Martial, Epigrammata, 14.206
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