, strictly a small round
cake of fine meal (Plin. Nat. 18.102
used in sacrificial offerings (Fest. p. 250). Festus (p. 222) takes it to be
a diminutive of panis.
For the making of these
there was a guild of pastillarii
6.9765, 9766). In the masculine form the word was used for small
round lozenges (τροχίσχοι
), compounded from
herbs or fruits, and used for medicines (Plin.
) or sweetmeats (Id. 12.131); and especially scented
lozenges of aromatic herbs, eaten to make the breath sweet. (Hor. Sat.
1.2, 27; 1.4, 92;--Mart.
; Becker-Göll, Gallus,
3.367; Blümner, Technologie,