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A ribbon or band worn round the forehead and head by free-born ladies, both before and after marriage (Verg. Aen. ii. 168),

Vitta. (From a medal.)

to confine the hair, and to distinguish them from women of the town (Ovid, Rem. Am. 386). The name also designates the sacred fillet (infula) worn by the Vestals and other priestesses, though strictly it was the ribbon which held together the flock of wool. (See Infula.) The word also denotes a ribbon used for any other purpose, as in garlands, festoons, etc.

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