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praecinctĭo , ōnis, f. praecingo, lit.,
I.a girding about, a girdle: zonae, Hilar. in Matt. 2, 2.—Hence,
II. Transf., the broad landing-place or lobby around the amphitheatre, or between each tier of seats, Vitr. 5, 3; 2, 8.
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    • Vitruvius, On Architecture, 2.8
    • Vitruvius, On Architecture, 5.3
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