fem. Textrix (ὑφάντης, ὑφάντρια).
A weaver. (See Tela.) The weavers at Rome were
proverbial for their bad language, like the London fishwives, so that Petronius (ch. 32) uses
textorum dicta in the sense of our “Billingsgate.”
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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