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cautērĭum , ii, n., = καυτήσιον.
I. An instrument used for branding, a branding-iron, Veg. 1, 14, 3; 1, 1, 28; “in medicine,a cautery, Plin. 25, 8, 39, § 80; 22, 23, 49, § 102; Scrib. Comp. 240.—
II. An instrument used in encaustic painting for burning in the wax, Dig. 33, 7, 17; Tert. adv. Herm. 1.
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