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phylactērĭum (fyl- ), ĭi, n., = φυλακτήριον.
I. In gen., an amulet: “dolorem oculorum ut non patiaris ... de tribus cerasis lapillos pertundes et lino inserto pro phylacterio uteris,Marc. Emp. 8.—
II. In partic.
A. Slips of parchment worn by the Jews on the forehead and the left arm, phylacteries, Vulg. Matt. 23, 5; Hier. in Matt. 4, 23, 5.—
B. Chains and medals worn by gladiators around their necks as tokens of victory, Vet. Schol. ad Juv. 3, 68.
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