Definition of fictile
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Orthography ID = 2022259
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LNS
fictile, fictilis
fictilis
Mostly Plural
noun (n., 3rd pure I-stem declension)
  1. An earthen vessel
  2. Earthen figures
Abbreviations
fictilis, e, adj. fictus, from fingo, made of clay, earthen, fictile. Adj.: si id in ceris fingeretur aut fictilibus figuris, Cic. N. D. 1, 26, 71: Summanus, id. Div. 1, 10, 16: vasa, id. Att. 6, 1, 13: pocula, Tib. 1, 1, 39: dolia, Plin. 35, 12, 46, § 158: olla rudis fictilis, Varr. ap. Non. p. 223.

—Jestingly applied to labelled wine-bottles: ibi tu videas litteratas fictiles epistolas, Pice signatas, Plaut. Poen. 4, 2, 14.

— Subst.: fic-tile, is, and more freq. in plur., fictilia, ium, n. An earthen vessel: balsamum novo fictili conditur, Plin. 12, 25, 54, § 116; 29, 6, 39, § 134: omnia fictilibus (ponuntur), Ov. M. 8, 670; Juv. 3, 168; 10, 26.

— Earthen figures of deities: antefixa fictilia deorum Romanorum, Liv. 34, 4, 4; cf. Plin. 34, 7, 16, § 34; 35, 12, 45, § 157.
 
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