(dim. of locus). A small box, coffer, or casket with compartments,
whence the word is used only in the plural. In Hor. Sat. i. 6, 74 the word is used of a schoolboy's satchel and=capsa (q. v.) or theca.
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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