A missile used in war by the Germans, Gauls, and some of the Italians, and ascribed by some
writers to the Persians. It was supposed to resemble the aclis
was a sort of dart studded with points, and about a foot and a half long. (See Aul. Gell. x.
Orig. xviii. 7
; ad Aen.
vii. 730.) The cateia
was also known as teutona
, from the name of the people.