carbasus

carbasus

An obsolete term for:
(1) Gauze, cotton; 
(2) Lint, charpie.
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Huis deus ipse loci fluuio Tiberinus amoeno populeas inter senior se attollere frondes uisus; eum tenuis glauco eulebat amictu carbasus et crines umbrosa tegebat harundo, tum sic adfari et curas his demere dictis: "O sate gente deum, Troianam ex hostibus urbem qui reuehis nobis aeternaque Pergama seruas, exspectate solo Laurenti aruisque Latinis, hic tibi certa domus, certi, ne absiste, Penates; neu belli terrere minis: tumor omnis et irae concessere deum.
Carbasus is the usual word to describe the linen garb traditionally worn by water-deities (CARPASUS, pallium quo Fluvii amiciuntur Non.