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plinthus (-os ), i, m. and f., = πλίνθος (a tile).
I. In archit., the large flat member under the inferior moulding of a column, the base, plinth, Vitr. 3, 3; 4, 7, 3.—
II. In land-surveying, a tile-shaped figure, containing a hundred acres of land: “quae centuriae nunc appellantur plinthi, id est laterculi,Hyg. Condit. Agror. p. 205 Goes.
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