Lewis & Short

lōrīco, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. [lorica], to clothe in mail, to mail, to harness.

  1. I. Lit.: statua loricata, Liv. 23, 19: equites loricati, id. 37, 40: ornatus loricatusque elephantus cum esset, ubi pluribus coriis se loricavit, Plin. 8, 24, 36, § 88: (salmonis) loricatum pectus, Aus. Mos. 101.
    1. B. In partic.: AD LORICATA, perh. the title of the person intrusted with the care of the mailed statue of Cæsar in the Forum, Inscr. Orell. 2893 (for which: A LORICATA, ib. 2894).
  2. * II. Transf., to cover with plastering, to plaster, Varr. R. R. 1, 57.
    Hence, lōrĭcātus, a, um, P. a., harnessed, clad in mail: cum loricatus in foro ambularet, Quint. 8, 5, 15.