Definition of acerra
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LNS
acerra, acerrae
etym. unc., perh. from acer = maple
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a casket in which was kept the incense used in sacrifices, an incense-box
Abbreviations
acerra, ae, f. etym. unc., perh. from acer = maple, a casket in which was kept the incense used in sacrifices, esp. in burning the dead, an incense-box: ne sumptuosa respersio, ne longae coronae, nec acerrae praetereantur, from the XII. Tab. ap. Cic. Leg. 2, 24, 60: plenā veneratur larem, Verg. A. 5, 745; cf.: plena turis, Hor. C. 3, 8, 2; tacitā libabit acerrā, Pers. 2, 5; so also Ov. M. 13, 703; id. Pont. 4, 8, 39; Fratr. Arval. in Orell. I. L. 2270, p. 391 al. Cf. Fest. s. h. v. p. 18 Mull, who gives another signif.: “ACERRA, ara, quae ante mortuum poni solebat.”
 
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