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păvīmentum , i, n. pavio,
I.a floor composed of small stones, earth, or lime, beaten down with a rammer, a hard floor, a pavement: “ibi de testā aridā pavimentum struito: ubi structum erit pavito fricatoque oleo, uti pavimentum bonum siet,Cato, R. R. 18; so id. ib. 9; Varr. R. R. 1, 51: “pavimenta Poenica marmore Numidico constrata significat Cato, cum ait, etc.,Fest. p. 242 Müll.: “facere,Cic. Q. Fr. 3, 1, 1: “mero Tingere pavimentum,Hor. C. 2, 14, 26: “pavimenta fistucis pavita,Plin. 36, 25, 61, § 185; cf. Vitr. 7, 1; Caes. B. C. 3, 105.—Also, of the covering of a roof, tiling, Auct. B. Alex. 1.
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    • Cicero, Letters to his brother Quintus, 3.1.1
    • Vitruvius, On Architecture, 7.1
    • Caesar, Civil War, 3.105
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