I.Lat. cubus, acube: acubicaldie, marked on all 6 sides (whereas the ἀστράγαλος was marked only on four sides), in pl., dice, Hdt., etc.; the Greeks threw with three dice, so that τρὶςἕξ, three sixes, was the highest throw, Aesch., Plat.; κρίνειντιἐνκύβοις to decide it by the dice, by chance, Aesch.
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