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vēlum ī, n

VAG-, that which propels, a sail: procella Velum ferit, V.: pleno concita velo puppis, O.: ad id, unde aliquis flatus ostenditur, vela do, make sail: retrorsum Vela dare, H.: Solvite vela citi, set sail, V.: deducere, O.: traducere ad castra Corneliana, Cs.: Tendunt vela noti, V.: Neptunus ventis inplevit vela secundis, V.— Prov.: res velis, ut ita dicam, remisque fugienda, i. e. with might and main: Non agimur tumidis velis, with full sails, i. e. in perfect prosperity, H.: plenissimis velis navigare.—Fig., impelling power, vigor, energy: utrum panderem vela orationis statim, an, etc.: velis maioribus, with more zeal, O.A cloth, covering, awning, curtain, veil: tabernacula carbaseis intenta velis: pendentia Vela domūs, hangings, Iu.: neque marmoreo pendebant vela theatro, awnings (cf. velarium), O.: sinuosa vela, Pr.

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