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aulaeum ī, n

, αὐλαία, embroidered stuff, tapestry.—A curtain, canopy: suspensa aulaea, H.: superba, V.—The curtain of a theatre (lowered to show the stage, and drawn up to hide it): aulaeum tollitur: premitur, H.: mittitur, is dropped, Ph.—The figures seemed, as it rose, to lift it: ut Purpurea intexti tollant aulaea Britanni, V.—A covering for beds and sofas, tapestry: aulaeis se superbis conposuit, V.: Cenae sine aulaeis et ostro, H.: pictae aulaea togae, the vast folds, Iu.

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