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Argīlētum , i, n. Argiletum sunt qui scripserunt ab Argolā, seu quod is huc venerit ibique sit sepultus; “alii ab argillā, quod ibi id genus terrae,Varr. L. L. 5, § 157 Müll.: “sane Argiletum quasi Argilletum multi volunt a pingui terrā,Serv. ad Verg. A. 8, 345; cf. Spald. ad Quint. 1, 6, 31,
I.a part of Rome, in the Vicus Tuscus, between the Circus Maximus and Mons Aventinus, where handicraftsmen and booksellers traded, Cic. Att. 12, 32; Verg. A. 8, 345.—Also, acc. to the first explanation of the word, separated (per tmesin): “Argique letum,Mart. 2, 17, 3; 1, 118, 9.—Hence, Argīlētānus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to the place Argiletum: “aedificium,standing upon the Argiletum, Cic. Att. 1, 14 fin.: “tabernae,Mart. 1, 4 (cf. Hor. Ep. 1. 20, 1).
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