Definition of testa
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Orthography ID = 1016392
1.
LEM
testa, testae
TERS-
ὀστρακισμόν
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a piece of burned clay, brick, tile
  2. a piece of baked earthen-ware, earthen vessel, pot, pitcher, jug, urn
  3. a broken piece of earthen-ware, brick, sherd, potsherd
  4. among the Greeks, a sherd used in voting, potsherd as a ballot
  5. [plural] castanets, bits of bone struck together by dancers
  6. a shell, hard covering
Abbreviations
testa ae, f TERS-, a piece of burned clay, brick, tile: testae tectorum meorum.

—A piece of baked earthen-ware, earthen vessel, pot, pitcher, jug, urn: testā ardente, a lamp, V.: (vinum) testā Conditum levi, H.: mihi fundat avitum Condita testa merum, O.

—A broken piece of earthen-ware, brick, sherd, potsherd: Testa parem fecit, O.: unde cerebrum testa ferit, Iu.

—Among the Greeks, a sherd used in voting, potsherd as a ballot: testarum suffragiis, quod illi o)strakismo/n vocant, N.

— Plur, castanets, bits of bone struck together by dancers: Testarum crepitūs cum verbis, Iu.

—A shell, hard covering: nativae: lubrica, i. e. a covering of ice, O.

—A shell-fish: non omne mare est generosae fertile testae, H.
 
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