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tessera ae, f

, τέσσαρα, a die, cube (marked on six sides): ludere tesseris, T.: tesseras iacere: in tesserarum prospero iactu, L.: mittere, O.—A square tablet bearing a watchword, watchword, parole, countersign: tessera per castra a Livio consule data erat, ut, etc., L.: omnibus tesseram dare iubet, L.—A token, ticket, billet: frumenti, i. e. a ticket for a share in the distribution of corn, Iu.

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