previous next
aedĭcŭla , ae, f. dim. aedes,
I.a small building intended for a dwelling.
I. For gods, a chapel, a small temple: “cum aram et aediculam et pulvinar dedicāsset,Cic. Dom. 53: “Victoriae,Liv. 35, 9; 35, 41: “aediculam in ea (domo) deo separavit,Vulg. Judic. 17, 5; also a niche or shrine for the image of a god: in aedicula erant Lares argentei positi, Petr Sat. 29 fin.: “aediculam aeream fecit,Plin. 33, 1, 6, § 19; 36, 13, 19, § 87.—Hence on tombstones, the recess in which the urn was placed, Inscr. Fabrett. c. 1, 68.—
II. For men, a small house or habitation (mostly in plur.; cf. “aedes, II.),Ter. Phorm. 4, 3, 58; Cic. Par. 6, 3; Vulg. 4 Reg. 23, 7.—Sing. in Plaut., a small room, a closet: in aediculam seorsum concludi volo, Epid. 3, 3, 19 sq.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: