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prae-tĕgo , texi, tectum, 3, v. a.,
I.to cover over, to shelter, protect (poet. and in postAug. prose): “cavo praetegit aere caput (al. protegit),Prop. 3, 12 (4, 13), 12: “quae somnium (tuum) saxa praetexerint,” i. e. the rocks that sheltered your repose, Plin. Pan. 15: “praetecto capite,Cael. Aur. Tard. 1, 5, 112.—Trop.: “vitia sua capillis et pallio, et (quod maximum est velamentum) divitiis praetegebat,Lact. 5, 2.
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