Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Literally, a small abacus.

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  • noun (Arch.) A small tile of glass, marble, or other substance, of various colors, used in making ornamental patterns in mosaic pavements.

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  • noun archaic A small tile of glass, marble, or other substance, of various colors, used in making ornamental patterns in mosaic pavements; abaciscus.

Etymologies

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From Latin abaculus, diminutive of abacus.

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  • A small tile of glass, marble, or other substance, of various colors, used in making ornamental patterns in mosaic.

    June 17, 2008