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ō^crĕa , ae, f. ὄκρις, a prominence,
I.x greave or leggin (made of mixed metal, and used to protect the legs of foot-soldiers, and also of hunters and country people; “it was sometimes worn only on one leg): ocrea, quod opponebatur ob crus,Varr. L. L. 5, § 118 Müll.: ocrem montem confragosum dicebant antiqui. Hinc ocreae dictae inaequaliter tuberatae, Paul. ex Fest. p. 180 Müll.: “ocreas et cristas invenere Cares,Plin. 7, 56, 57, § 200: “leves,Verg. A. 7, 634. —The Samnites wore a greave only on the left leg: “sinistrum crus ocreā tectum,Liv. 9, 4 (cf. Sil. 8, 419).—Worn by heavy-armed Romans on the right leg, Veg. Mil. 1, 20.— Worn by hunters; “v. ocreatus.—By rustics,Verg. M. 121: “ocreas vendente puellā,” i. e. parting with the attire of a gladiator, Juv. 6, 258.
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    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 9, 4
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 7.634
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