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SACCUS besides being the general word in Latin (as in all other Indo-European languages) for a bag of any material, shape or size, has special significations which may be noticed here. 1. A form of head-dress. [COMA Vol. I. p. 499.] 2. A strainer, saccus vinarius. This was a linen bag, and often appears simply as linum (Hor. Sat. 2.4, 54; Mart. 14.103), or lintea (ib. 104). As will be seen from these and other passages, it was regarded as a bad substitute for the COLUM because it gave a flavour of its own to the wine. In Greek, σάκκος was thus used (Poll. 6.19). The saccus was often filled with snow to cool the wine, though this was not the most approved method. [PSYCTER]

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