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baetulus


baetulus


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Baetulus  \B[ae]"tu*lus\,  n.;  pl  {B[ae]tuli}.  [L.,  fr  Gr 
  bai`tylos  a  sacred  meteorite.]  (Antiq.) 
  A  meteorite,  or  similar  rude  stone  artificially  shaped,  held 
  sacred  or  worshiped  as  of  divine  origin. 
 
  All  the  evidence  goes  to  prove  that  these  menhirs  are 
  b[ae]tuli,  i.  e.,  traditional  and  elementary  images  of 
  the  deity.  --I.  Gonino 
  (Perrot  & 
  Chipiez).