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palla, ae, f. [kindred with pellis; cf. Doed. Syn. 5, p. 211], a long and wide upper garment of the Roman ladies, held together by brooches, a robe, mantle (cf.: stola, peplum, chlamys), Plaut. As. 5, 2, 35; id. Men. 1, 2, 21; 56; id. Truc. 5, 54; Hor. S. 1, 2, 99; id. Epod. 5, 65: pro longae tegmine pallae Tigridis exuviae per dorsum a vertice pendent, Verg. A. 11, 576: palla superba, Ov. Am. 3, 13, 26: obscura, Mart. 11, 104, 7: scissā pallā, Juv. 10, 262; cf. Becker, Gall. 3, p. 144 (2d edit.).—

II. Transf.

A. In the poets also of a garment worn by men, e. g. of the dress of a tragic actor: personae pallaeque repertor honestae Aeschylus, Hor. A. P. 278; Ov. Am. 2, 18, 15; 3, 1, 12; of the cithara-player Arion, id. F. 2, 107; of Phœbus, id. M. 11, 166; id. Am. 1, 8, 59; Tib. 3, 4, 35; of Boreas, Ov. M. 6, 705; of Mercury, Stat. Th. 7, 39; of Osiris, Tib. 1, 8, 47; of Bacchus, Stat. Ach. 1, 262; of Jason, Val. Fl. 3, 718.—

B. An under-garment: citharoedus palla inaurata indutus, Auct. Her. 4, 47, 60: pallamque induta rigentem insuper aurato circumvelatur amictu, Ov. M. 14, 262; Val. Fl. 3, 525: Gallica, Mart. 1, 93, 8; Stat. Th. 7, 39; App. Flor. 15.—

C. A curtain: περιπέτασμα, velum, palla, Gloss. Philox.: cum inter dicentes et audientem palla interesset, Sen. Ira, 3, 22, 2.