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pē̆plum, i, n., and pē̆plus, i, m., = πέπλον and πέπλος,

  1. I. the robe of state of Minerva at Athens, with which her statue was solemnly invested every five years at the Panathenaea, Plaut. Merc. prol. 67; id. Fragm. ap. Serv. Verg. A. 1, 480; Verg. Cir. 21 sq.; Stat. Th. 10, 56.
  2. II. Transf.
    1. A. A splendid upper garment, a robe of state, either of gods or men (post-class.), Claud. Nupt. Honor. 123: imperatorium, Treb. XXX. Tyrann. 23.
    2. B. Still more gen., any broad upper garment, Manil. 5, 387.
    3. C. A disease of the eye (by which the eye is covered or veiled, as it were), Ser. Samm. 13, 220 (al. plumbum).