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arcŭla , ae, f. dim. arca,
I.a small chest or box, a casket, etc.
I. For unguents, ornaments, etc.
A. A small perfume - box, a jewel-casket, Plaut. Most. 1, 3, 91: “arculae muliebres,Cic. Off. 2, 7, 25.—Hence, trop. of rhetor. ornament: “omnes (Isocratis) discipulorum arculae,Cic. Att. 2, 1.—
B. A small money-box or casket: arcula plena aranearum, Afran. ap. Fest. s. v. tanne, p. 154 (cf. Cat. 13, 8: Plenus sacculus est aranearum). —
II. The wind-box of an organ, Vitr. 10, 13.—
III. Arcula dicebatur avis, quae in auspiciis vetabat aliquid fieri, Paul. ex Fest. p. 16 Müll.
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