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prō-pătŭlus , a, um, adj.
I. Open in front, not covered up, open, uncovered (class.): “in aperto ac propatulo loco,Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 49, § 110.—More freq.,
II. Subst.: prōpătŭlum , i, n., an open or uncovered place.
A. In phrase in propatulo (class.): in propatulo ac silvestribus locis, in the open air (opp.: domi sub tecto), Cic. Fragm. ap. Col. 12, 1: in propatulo aedium, in the open court, Liv 24, 16, 17.—Trop.: in propatulo, publicly (not in Cic. or Cæs.): “pudicitiam in propatulo habere,offer it publicly, expose it to sale, Sall. C. 13, 3: “in propatulo esse,Gell. 18, 10, 8 (with in promptu); cf. id. 19, 14, 2; App. Mag. p. 284, 26: “statuas in propatulo abicit,Nep. Hann. 9, 3.—
B. Abl.: propatulo, in the open air (postAug.): “Mossyni propatulo vescuntur,Mel. 1, 19, 10.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Cicero, Against Verres, 2.4.110
    • Cornelius Nepos, Hannibal, 9.3
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 18.10.8
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 19.14.2
    • Sallust, Catilinae Coniuratio, 13
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