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dĭbăphus , a, um, or us, um, adj., = δίβαφος,
I.double dyed (once with scarlet and then with purple): “purpura,Plin. 9, 39, 63, § 137; 21, 8, 22, § 45.—Because the Roman magistrates wore garments striped with purple,
II. Trop.: dibaphus, i, f. ( = δίβαφος, sc. ἐσθής), the purple staterobe of a high magistrate: “Curtius noster dibaphum cogitat, sed eum infector moratur,Cic. Fam. 2, 16 fin. (id. Att. 2, 9, 2, written as Greek).
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