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thēta , indecl. n., = θῆτα,
I.the Greek letter θ; as the initial letter of the word θάνατος (death), written by the Greeks upon their voting-tablets in sign of condemnation, Mart. 7, 37, 2; Aus. Epigr. 128 (cf. Pers. 4, 13).—Upon Latin epitaphs, = OBIIT, MORTVVS EST, Inscr. Orell. 4472 sq.; cf. “Marin. Fratr. Arv. p. 610.—Appended to a passage as a critical mark of censure,Sid. Carm. 9, 335.
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