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quā^dra , ae, f.,
I.a square.
I. In gen.: qui locus gradibus in quadram formatus est, Fest. s. v. Romanam, p. 262 Müll.—
II. In partic.
A. In arch.
1. The lowest and largest member of the base of a pedestal, the foundation-stone, socle, plinth, Vitr. 3, 3.—
2. Any small member for the separation of larger ones, a platband, list, fillet, Vitr. 3, 3; 10, 2.—
B. A table to eat from, a dining-table (as these were usually square; cf. Varr. L. L. 5, § 118 Müll.): “patulis nec parcere quadris, of the pieces of bread used as plates,Verg. A. 7, 115.— Hence, alienā vivere quadrā, to live from another's table (as a parasite), Juv. 5, 2. —
C. A (square) bit, piece, morsel: “et mihi dividuo findetur munere quadra,Hor. Ep. 1, 17, 49: “casei,Mart. 12, 32, 18: “placentae,id. 6, 75, 1; 9, 92, 18: “panis,Sen. Ben. 4, 29, 2.
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