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quā^drantārĭus , a, um, adj. id..
I. Prop., of or belonging to a quarter, relating to a fourth part: “in tabulis quadrantariis, quas ait ab Hirtuleio institutas,” i. e. new accounts reducing all debts to one fourth, Cic. Font. 1, 2.—
II. In partic., relating to a quarter of an as (as a coin), that costs a quarter of an as, etc.: res quadrantaria, i. e. a bath (because a quarter of an as was the price of a bath; “v. quadrans, II. B),Sen. Ep. 86, 8: mulier, of Clodia, wife of Metellus, who sold herself for a bath, Cic. Cael. 26, 62; she is also called Clytaemnestra quadrantaria, because, like Clytaemnestra, she destroyed her husband, Cael. ap. Quint. 8, 6, 53.
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