cippus definition

  • noun:
    • a tiny, low pillar, square or round, commonly having an inscription, employed by the ancients for assorted purposes, as for showing the distances of places, for a landmark, for sepulchral inscriptions, etc.
    • a little, reasonable pillar, square or round, generally having an inscription, employed by the ancients for assorted functions, in terms of indicating the distances of locations, for a landmark, for sepulchral inscriptions, etc.
    • In Roman antiquity, a post or pillar, and/or a large risk, of timber or stone, used for creating a palisade (that function tree-trunks stripped of their branches had been widely used), or as a mark or monument; especially, these types of a monument marking a grave or a sacred place.
    • In Rom. milit. hist., a palisade for armed forces functions.
    • a tiny, reduced pillar, square or round, generally having an inscription, used by the ancients for various purposes, as for indicating the distances of places, for a landmark, for sepulchral inscriptions, etc.
    • a tiny, low pillar, square or round, generally having an inscription, employed by the ancients for various purposes, in terms of indicating the distances of locations, for a landmark, for sepulchral inscriptions, etc.
    • In Roman antiquity, a post or pillar, and on occasion even a sizable share, of wood or stone, useful for creating a palisade (which is why function tree-trunks removed of their branches were widely used), or as a mark or memorial; particularly, such a monument establishing a grave or a sacred place.
    • In Rom. milit. hist., a palisade for armed forces reasons.

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