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causĭa, ae, f., = καυσία, a Macedonian white hat with a broad brim, worn in Rome by the poorer people, as a protection against the sun, Plaut. Mil. 4, 4, 42; id. Pers. 1, 3, 75; Val. Max. 5, 1, 4; Mart. 14, 29.—Hence,

II. In milit. lang., a kind of roof for the protection of besiegers, = vinea, Veg. Mil. 4, 15.