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pertĭca , ae, f.,
I.a pole, a long staff.
II. In partic.
A. A set, slip, young tree; of willows, Plin. 17, 20, 32, § 141.—
B. A measuring-rod, with which the grants of land were measured out to the soldiers; a pole, perch (usually called decempeda): “abstulit excultas pertica tristis opes,Prop. 4 (5), 1, 130. Val. Cato, Dir. 45; cf. Serv. Verg. Ecl. 9, 7.—
b. Transf., a portion of land measured out with the pertica: “quodcumque coloniae est assignatum, id universum pertica appellatur,Front. Limit. Agr. p. 43 Goes.—
2. Trop., a measure.—Prov.: “non unā perticā, quod dicitur,Plin. Ep. 8, 2, 8.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Plautus, Asinaria, 3.2
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 15.11
    • Pliny the Younger, Epistulae, 8.2.8
    • Ovid, Fasti, 3
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