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Lewis : suo

suo, sŭo, sŭi, sūtum, 3, v. a. Sanscr. siv-, sivjāmi, sew; Gr. κασσύω, to stitch, cobble, to sew or stitch, to sew, join, or tack together (rare but class.). Lit.: quod (foramen) nisi permagnā vi sui non potest, Cels. 7, 4, 3: tegumenta corporum vel texta vel suta, Cic. N. D. 2, 60, 150: unius os sutum, Flor. 4, 12, 36: pellibus et sutis arcent male frigora bracis, Ov. Tr. 3, 10, 19: hi plerasque naves loris suebant, Varr. ap. Gell. 17, 3, 4: navis suta lino et sparteis serilibus, Pac. ap. Fest. s. v. serilla, p. 340 fin. Müll. (Trag. Rel. v. 251 Rib.): corticibus suta cavatis alvearia, Verg. G. 4, 33: pilea suta de caesis lacernis, Stat. S. 4, 9, 24.

* Trop.: metue lenonem, ne quid suo suat capiti, devise, Ter. Phorm. 3, 2, 6; cf. consuo, II.

Hence, P. a. as subst.: sūta, ōrum, n., that which is made of plates fastened together, mail, a coat of mail: huic gladio perque aerea suta Per tunicam squalentem auro latus haurit apertum, Verg. A. 10, 313: magnorum aerea suta Thoracum, Stat. Th. 3, 585: latus omne sub armis Ferrea suta terunt, id. ib. 4, 131.