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testu or testum , i, n. testa,
I.a vessel or lid which was placed over food, etc., to be cooked, and then covered with hot coals, usually of earthenware.
I. Lit.: “in foco caldo sub testu coquito leniter,Cato, R. R. 75: “sub testu,id. ib. 74; cf.: “et fumant testu pressus uterque suo,Ov. F. 5, 510: “fimo ovium sub testo calefacto,Plin. 30, 13, 39, § 114: “unguito focum, ubi coquas, colfacito bene et testum,Cato, R. R. 76, 2.—Abl. testo, Cato, R. R. 76, 4; 84, 2; Verg. M. 51.— “Afterwards of metal: ranarum corda sub aereo testo discoxere,Plin. 32, 7, 26, § 81.—
II. Transf., an earthen vessel, earthen pot: “ara fit: huc ignem curto fert rustica testu,Ov. F. 2, 645; Petr. 136; Mumm. and Afran. ap. Charis. p. 118 P.
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