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tĭnĕa , ae, f. tan-, root of tondeo; cf. Gr. τέμνω.
I. In gen., a gnawing worm, in clothes, books, etc., a moth, bookworm, etc.: Phalaena tinea, Linn.; Cato, R. R. 98, 1; Hor. S. 2, 3, 119; id. Ep. 1, 20, 12; Ov. P. 1, 1, 72; Mart. 11, 1, 14; Plin. 11, 35, 41, § 117.—
II. In partic.
A. Of the moth that flutters about a light, Lact. Phoen. 107.—
B. Of the wood-worm, Vitr. 5, 12 fin.
C. Of worms in beehives, Verg. G. 4, 246; Col. 9, 14, 2.—
D. Of worms in fig-trees, Col. 5, 10, 9.—
E. Of worms in the human body, Plin. 27, 13, 120, § 145; 21, 20, 83, § 140; 23, 8, 77, § 148; 24, 10, 47, § 77.—
F. Agrestes tineae, silkworms, Ov. M. 15, 373.—
G. Of lice, Claud. in Eutr. 1, 113; 1, 260.
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