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sīcīlĭcus (sīcīlĭquus, and in inscrr. also designated by [??], Inscr. Orell. 2537), i, m. [sicilis].
- I. Lit.
- A. In gen., the fourth part of an uncia, and consequently the forty-eight part of an as: cum noverca universae hereditatis habeat dodrantem semunciam et sicilicum, Dig. 33, 1, 21, § 2.
- B. In partic.
- a. As a measure of length, a quarter of an inch, Front. Aquaed. 28; Plin. 13, 15, 29, § 94; 31, 6, 31, § 57.
- b. As a measure of land, one forty-eighth of a jugerum, Col. 5, 1, 9; 5, 2, 5.
- c. As a weight, two drachms, Rhem. Fan. Pond. 20.
- d. As a measure of time, the forty-eighth part of an hour, Plin. 18, 32, 75, § 325.
- e. As a copper coin, two drachms, Inscr. Orell. 2854.
- II. Transf. (from the figure of the sicilicus; v. supra, init.), in the later grammarians, a comma, Mar. Vict. p. 2467 P.
Also as a sign of the doubling of consonants (as, An’ius, Lucul’us, Mem’ius, sel’a, ser’a, as’eres), Mar. Vict. p. 2456 P.; Isid. Orig. 1, 26 fin.