from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, any one of certain umbrella-shaped appendages. See cut under pitcher-plant.
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Et egressus est Ionas de civitate et sedit contra orientem civitatis et fecit sibimet umbraculum ibi et sedebat subter illud in umbra, donec videret quid accideret in civitate.
It is called in an account of the coronation of Richard I. "a silk _umbraculum_, borne on four lances:" but is now generally composed of cloth of gold, having a gilt silver bell at each of the four corners, which are supported by four staves of silver.
When this was the case the Romans used broad hats, or a sort of parasol, which was called _umbella_ or _umbraculum_, from _umbra_, shade.
Gladius, mutatus in manicas, hoc eft, quod fecuritas poft timorem» quod umbraculum poft calorem.
Panegyrici veteres qvos ex codice ms. librisqve collatis recensvit ae notis integris iisqve partim ad hve ineditis Christiani Gottlibii Schwarzii et excerptis aliorvm additis etiam svis instrvxit et illvstravit Wolfgangvs Iaegervs ..
_umbraculum_ was a reason for its not being applied to what we cannot but regard as its legitimate use.