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causĭa , ae, f., = καυσία,
I.a Macedonian white hat with a broad brim, worn in Rome by the poorer people, as a protection against the sun, Plaut. Mil. 4, 4, 42; id. Pers. 1, 3, 75; Val. Max. 5, 1, 4; Mart. 14, 29.—Hence,
II. In milit. lang., a kind of roof for the protection of besiegers, = vinea, Veg. Mil. 4, 15.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Plautus, Miles Gloriosus, 4.4
    • Plautus, Persa, 1.3
    • Martial, Epigrammata, 14.29
    • Valerius Maximus, Facta et Dicta Memorabilia, 5.1.4
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