). Generally any cloth made of linen; but Pliny
(Pliny H. N. xii. 22
) applies the same term
to cotton fabrics. Especially a towel, napkin, or handkerchief (Plaut. Most.
3, 110), the same as sudarium
(q. v.); a curtain to close the sides of a
, or palanquin (Mart.ii. 57
sail of a ship, which was made of strips of cloth sewed together (Verg. Aen. iii. 686