Definition of fidicula
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LNS
fidicula, fidiculae
2. fides
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a small stringed instrument, a small lute or cithern
  2. a constellation, the Lyre
  3. a cord, line
Abbreviations
fidiculae, ārum, and rarely fidicula, ae (syncop. fidicla, Prud. στεφ. 10, 481; 550), f. dim. 2. fides, a small stringed instrument, a small lute or cithern. Lit. In gen.: quid si platani fidiculas ferrent numerose sonantes, Cic. N. D. 2, 8, 22.

— Esp., Fidicula, a constellation, i. q. Fides or Lyra, the Lyre, Col. 11, 2, 37; Plin. 18, 26, 59, § 222.

— Transf., a cord, line, a sort of instrument of torture (postAug.): apparatus illi reddendus est suus eculei et fidiculae et ergastula et cruces, Sen. de Ira, 3, 3; Suet. Tib. 62; id. Calig. 33; Cod. Th. 9, 35, 1.
 
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