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cōnōpē^um (instead of a short
I.e, sometimes cōnōpĭum ), ei, n., = κωνωπεῖον, a net of fine gauze, used originally by the Egyptians, especially about the bed, as a protection against gnats, etc.; mosquito-curtains or bars: “cōnōpēum,Juv. 6, 80: “cōnōpĕum (cōnōpĭum),Hor. Epod. 9, 16, and Prop. 3 (4), 11, 45. In a doubtful measure, Varr. R. R. 2, 10, 8.—Hence, Engl. canopy.
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