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ὀθόνη). 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. i. 3, 110), the same as sudarium (q. v.); a curtain to close the sides of a lectica, or palanquin (Mart.ii. 57); the sail of a ship, which was made of strips of cloth sewed together (Verg. Aen. iii. 686).

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