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limbus , i, m.,
I.a border that surrounds any thing, a hem, welt, edge, selvage, fringe; a belt, band, girdle.
I. Lit.: “Sidoniam picto chlamydem circumdata limbo,Verg. A. 4, 137; id. ib. 2, 616 (this the better read., others nimbo): “indutus chlamydem Tyriam, quam limbus obibat Aureus,Ov. M. 5, 51; id. ib. 6, 127; 2, 734; Stat. Achill. 1, 330: “frontem limbo velata pudicam,with a headband, fillet, Claud. Cons. Mall. Theod. 118; cf.: “imminuerent frontes limbis,Arn. 2, 72: picto discingit pectora limbo, with a girdle, belt, Stat. Th. 6, 367.—
II. Transf. *
A. The zodiac: “extra limbum XII. signorum,Varr. R. R. 2, 3, 7; id. ap. Prob. ad Verg. E. 6, 31.—
B. A noose, snare, for catching animals, Grat. Cyn. 25.
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    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 5.51
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 6.127
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 4.137
    • Statius, Thebias, 6
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