Definition of filum
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Orthography ID = 1006243
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LEM
fīlum, fīlī
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. a thread, string
  2. a fillet of wool (on a priest's cap), priest's fillet
  3. a string, cord, filament, fibre
  4. [figuratively of speech] texture, sort, quality, nature, style
Abbreviations
fīlum ī, n a thread, string: Caeca regens filo vestigia, V.: deducens pollice filum, O.: Candelae, wick, Iu.: tineae, O.: sororum trium, the thread of fate, H., V., O.

—Prov.: Omnia sunt hominum tenui pendentia filo, i. e. are precarious, O.

—A fillet of wool (on a priest's cap), priest's fillet: capite velato filo, L.

—A string, cord, filament, fibre: lyrae, O.: croci, i. e. stamen, O.: Fila sectivi porri, shreds, Iu.

—Fig., of speech, texture, sort, quality, nature, style: munusculum crasso filo, of coarse texture: argumentandi tenue: tenui deducta poemata filo, H.: orationis tuae.
 
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