Lewis & Short

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limbus, i, m., a border that surrounds any thing, a hem, welt, edge, selvage, fringe; a belt, band, girdle.

  1. I. Lit.: Sidoniam picto chlamydem circumdata limbo, Verg. A. 4, 137; id. ib. 2, 616 (this the better read., others nimbo): indutus chlamydem Tyriam, quam limbus obibat Aureus, Ov. M. 5, 51; id. ib. 6, 127; 2, 734; Stat. Achill. 1, 330: frontem limbo velata pudicam, with a headband, fillet, Claud. Cons. Mall. Theod. 118; cf.: imminuerent frontes limbis, Arn. 2, 72: picto discingit pectora limbo, with a girdle, belt, Stat. Th. 6, 367.
  2. II. Transf.
    1. * A. The zodiac: extra limbum XII. signorum, Varr. R. R. 2, 3, 7; id. ap. Prob. ad Verg. E. 6, 31.
    2. B. A noose, snare, for catching animals, Grat. Cyn. 25.