). Mostly in the plural. Reins for driving; hence
, a charioteer or driver.
). A halter-rope (Ammian. xix. 8, 7
The sheets of a sail—i. e. the ropes by which the lower ends of the sail are
braced or slacked (Val. Flacc. iv. 679).
The word is also used in general of any strap or thong, as the strap of a spear (see Amentum
), the thong of a sandal (Gell. xiii.21.2
), of a helmet (Val. Flacc. vi. 365), the thong of a whip (Ovid,
Her. ix. 81
), and in medicine, a bandage (Suet. Aug. 80