Definition of tescum, tesquum
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LNS
tescum, tescī
(tesquum, tesquī)
tesca, tesqua
Mostly Plural
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. rough or wild regions, wastes, deserts
Abbreviations
tesca (tesqua), ōrum (the sing. v. in foll.), n., rough or wild regions, wastes, deserts: tesqua sive tescua κατάκρημνοι καὶ ῥάχεις καὶ ἔρημοι τόποι, Gloss. Philox.: deserta et tesca loca, Att. ap. Varr. L. L. 7, § 11 Mull.; v. Varr. in loc.: loca aspera, saxea tesca tuor, Cic. poet. ap. Fest. pp. 356 and 357 Mull.; so, deserta et inhospita tesca, Hor. Ep. 1, 14, 19: nemorosa, Luc. 6, 41: remota, App. Flor. p. 358, 22; cf. id. ib. p. 348, 22. Such places were sacred to the gods: loca quaedam agrestia, quae alicujus dei sunt, dicuntur tesca, Varr. l. l.

—Sing.: templum tescumque finito in sinistrum, an old religious formula, Varr. l. l.; cf. Fest. l. l.
 
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