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AR´CERA a covered carriage or litter, spread with cloths, which was used in ancient times in Rome, to carry the aged and infirm. It is mentioned in the Twelve Tables [ACTIO p. 14 a]. It is said to have obtained the name of arcera on account of its resemblance to an area. (Varr.

Arcera. (Ginzrot,
Taf. 19, fig. 2.)

L. L. 5.140; Nonius, p. 55; Gel. 20.1, § § 25, 29.) ;


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