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vitta ae, f

VI-, a band, fillet, chaplet, headband (worn by victims led to sacrifice; by priests as a badge of office; by brides and vestals as an emblem of chastity): circum tempora vittae (as sacrificial decorations), V.: Vitta coercuerat alba capillos, O.: Omnibus his cinguntur tempora vittā, V.: vittae tenues, insigne pudoris, O.An altar band, chaplet placed on an altar: molli cinge haec altaria vittā, V.A chaplet worn by a suppliant, badge of supplication: Praeferimus manibus vittas ac verba precantia, V.: decorae Supplice vittā, H.

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