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zōna (sōna, Plaut. Merc. 5, 2, 85 Ritschl), ae, f., = ζώνη, a belt, girdle, zone, worn about the loins by women (cf. cingulum).

I. Lit., Cat. 2, 13; Ov. F. 2, 320; id. H. 2, 116; id. M. 5, 470; 10, 379; id. R. Am. 602; id. Am. 1, 7, 48 al.

II. Transf.

A. A girdle worn by men for containing money, a money-belt (cf. crumena), C. Gracch. ap. Gell. 15, 12 fin.; Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 40.—

B. The girdle or belt of Orion, a constellation, Ov. F. 6, 787.—

C. A line running around the edge of a gem, a girdle, Plin. 37, 6, 24, 90.—

D. One of the imaginary circles which divided the earth into five climates, a zone, Verg. G. 1, 233; Ov. M. 1, 46; 2, 131; Plin. 2, 68, 68, 172; Mel. 1, 1, 2; Macr. Somn. Scip. 1, 15, 13; 2, 5, 20; Mart. Cap. 6, 602.—

E. A kind of herpes or erysipelas, which spreads about the body like a girdle, and destroys life, the shingles; called also zoster, Scrib. Comp. 63.