tessera

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See also: tesserà

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tessera ‎(a cube, a die with numbers on all six sides), from Ancient Greek τέσσαρες ‎(téssares, four).

Noun[edit]

tessera ‎(plural tesserae)

  1. A small square piece of stone, wood, ivory or glass used for making a mosaic.
  2. (planetology) complex-ridged surface feature seen on plateau highlands of Venus and perhaps on Triton

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tessera ‎(a cube, a die with numbers on all six sides), from Ancient Greek τέσσαρες ‎(téssares, four).

Noun[edit]

tessera f ‎(plural tessere)

  1. card; credit card
  2. pass
  3. tessera (small square piece used for making a mosaic)
  4. domino

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Verb[edit]

tessera

  1. third-person singular present indicative of tesserare
  2. second-person singular imperative of tesserare

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek τέσσαρες ‎(téssares, four).

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Noun[edit]

tessera f ‎(genitive tesserae); first declension

  1. tessera
  2. die (used in games)
  3. watchword
  4. token

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tessera tesserae
genitive tesserae tesserārum
dative tesserae tesserīs
accusative tesseram tesserās
ablative tesserā tesserīs
vocative tessera tesserae

References[edit]

  • tessera” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • tessera” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to give the watchword, countersign: tesseram dare (Liv. 28. 14)