† cōnōpē̆um (instead of a short e, sometimes cōnōpĭum), ei, n., = κωνωπεῖον, a net of fine gauze, used originally by the Egyptians, especially about the bed, as a protection against gnats, etc.; mosquito-curtains or bars: cōnōpēum, Juv. 6, 80: cōnōpĕum (cōnōpĭum), Hor. Epod. 9, 16, and Prop. 3 (4), 11, 45. In a doubtful measure, Varr. R. R. 2, 10, 8.
Hence, Engl. canopy.