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ἱστίον). A sail, especially the large square mainsail, as distinguished from the foresail (dolon) and the topsail (supparum). (See Navis.)


παραπέτασμα). A curtain hung before the door of a house like a modern portière-curtain. The name is also applied to any other curtain, as a window-curtain or the curtain at a theatre. See Theatrum.

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