Noun Abaculus Definition and Examples


Noun:

Abaculus

Pronunciation:

/əˈbakjʊləs/

Definition:
1.

noun

A square or tile for use in a mosaic pavement; a tessera.
    ((n.) A small tile of glass, marble, or other substance, of various colors, used in making ornamental patterns in mosaic pavements.)


    Origin:
    Mid 19th century. From post-classical Latin abaculus small cube or tile of coloured glass for making ornamental pavements (former reading in e.g. 16th-cent. editions of Pliny (36. 199, as abaculos, accusative plural), where modern editions have ab oculis; also recorded in an undated glossary) from classical Latin abacus + -ulus.

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