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subtēmen (subtegmen ), ĭnis, n. contr. from subteximen, subtecmen, from sub-texo,
I.that which is wrought or woven in, the woof, weft of a web: “inseritur medium radiis subtemen acutis, etc.,Ov. M. 6, 56; Varr. L. L. 5, § 113 Müll.; Verg. A. 3, 483; Vitr. 10, 1 med.; Plin. 11, 24, 28, § 81; 13, 12, 24, § 79.—
II. Meton. (pars pro toto), any thing spun, thread, yarn (rare, and mostly poet.): “subtemen tenue nere,Plaut. Merc. 3, 1, 20: “nere,Ter. Heaut. 2, 3, 52; Front. Nep. Am. 2 med.: “Tyrium,Tib. 4, 1, 121; Stat. Th. 7, 656: “picto bracae,Val. Fl. 6, 227: “croceo vestes,id. 8, 234.—Of the threads of the Fates: “unde tibi reditum certo subtemine Parcae Rupere,Hor. Epod. 13, 15: “ducere subtemina,Cat. 64, 328: “rubrum,Claud. Rapt. Pros. 1, 260: “auratum,Nemes. Cyg. 91.
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