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versōrĭa (vors- ), ae, f. verto,
I.a rope that guides a sail, a sheet (Plautin.); hence, trop.: versoriam capere, to turn the sail, i. e. tack: “cape vorsoriam, Recipe te ad erum,about ship! Plaut. Trin. 4, 3, 19: “cape modo vorsoriam,id. Merc. 5, 2, 34.
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    • Plautus, Mercator, 5.2
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