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CRATI´CULUM (κρατευταί, Il. 9.214; κρατευτήριον, Poll. 6.89; κρατευτήρια, id. 10.97), andirons or “dogs,” rests on each side of the fire on which a spit turns. On the derivation, see Leaf ad Il. l.c. Festus derives the Latin word from the Greek; a not very probable etymology (Fest. p. 53, M.).


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