Definition of velamentum
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LNS
vēlāmentum, vēlāmentī
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. a cover, covering
  2. A veil, curtain
  3. olive-branches wound about with woollen fillets, rods wound about in like manner
  4. a cover, concealment, screen
Abbreviations
vēlāmentum, i, n. id., a cover, covering. Lit Infantis, Cels. 7, 29 fin.: estque id aliquanto melius velamentum cerebro quam caro, id. 8, 4; cf. id. 7, 18.

— * A veil, curtain, = velum, Sen. Cons. ad Marc. 15, 2.

— Velamenta, olive-branches wound about with woollen fillets, or rods wound about in like manner, which suppliants bore before them: velamenta manu praetendens supplice, Ov. M. 11, 279: ramos oleae ac velamenta alia supplicum porrigentes orare, ut reciperent sese, Liv. 24, 30, 14 Weissenb. ad loc.; 25, 25, 6; 30, 36, 5; 36, 20, 1; cf. id. 29, 16, 6. velamenta et infulas praeferentes, Tac. H. 1, 66; v. velo, I. fin.

— Trop., a cover, concealment, screen: quaerentes libidinibus suis patrocinium aliquid seu velamentum, Sen. Vit. Beat. 12, 4: pudoris, Lampr. Elag. 11: ami citiae, pretence, Amm. 19, 11, 4.
 
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