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gypso , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. id., cover or coat with gypsum, to plaster: “opercula,Col. 12, 39, 2: “vas,id. ib. 43.—Poet.: “gypsati pedes,the feet of a prisoner marked with gypsum, to show that he was to be sold for a slave, Tib. 2, 3, 60; Ov. Am. 1, 8, 64.— Hence, gypsātus , a, um, P. a., covered or coated with gypsum: quibus illa (Medea) manibus gypsatissimis persuasit, ne sibi illae vitio verterent, quod abesset a patria, with hands thickly coated with gypsum (of actors who played women's parts), Cic. Fam. 7, 6, 1; Petr. 34.
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