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sīcīlĭcus (sīcīlĭquus , and in inscrr. also designated by , Inscr. Orell. 2537), i, m. id..
I. Lit.
A. In gen., the fourth part of an uncia, and consequently the forty-eight part of an as: “cum noverca universae hereditatis habeat dodrantem semunciam et sicilicum,Dig. 33, 1, 21, § 2. —
B. In partic.
a. As a measure of length, a quarter of an inch, Front. Aquaed. 28; Plin. 13, 15, 29, § 94; 31, 6, 31, § 57.—
b. As a measure of land, one forty-eighth of a jugerum, Col. 5, 1, 9; 5, 2, 5.—
c. As a weight, two drachms, Rhem. Fan. Pond. 20. —
d. As a measure of time, the forty-eighth part of an hour, Plin. 18, 32, 75, § 325.—
e. As a copper coin, two drachms, Inscr. Orell. 2854.—
II. Transf. (from the figure of the sicilicus; v. supra, init.), in the later grammarians, a comma, Mar. Vict. p. 2467 P.— Also as a sign of the doubling of consonants (as, An'ius, Lucul'us, Mem'ius, sel'a, ser'a, as'eres), Mar. Vict. p. 2456 P.; Isid. Orig. 1, 26 fin.
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    • Columella, Res Rustica, 5.1.9
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