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Sĭgillārĭa , ōrum, ibus and iis, n. sigilla.
I. The last days of the Saturnalia, in which people made each other presents, especially of little images; the feast of images, Macr. S. 1, 10 fin.; 1, 11; Tiber. ap. Suet. Claud. 5; Spart. Carac. 1 fin. (called by Aus. Eclog. Fer. Rom. 52, festa sigillorum; and by Lucil. ap. Porph. Hor. S. 1, 5, 87, Servorum festus).—
II. Transf.
A. The little images presented on the Sigillaria: “alicui sigillaria afferre,Sen. Ep. 12, 3 (called sigillaricia, Spart. Hadr. 17).—
2. Images of the gods: “adoratis sigillaribus suis,Tert. Or. 12; Arn. 6, 197; 6, 199.—
B. A place in Rome where these little images were sold, the image-market, Suet. Claud. 16 fin.; id. Ner. 28; Gell. 5, 4, 1; abl. Sigillaribus, Dig. 32, 1, 102: “Sigillariis,Gell. 2, 3, 5.
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