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cippus


cippus


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cippus  \Cip"pus\,  n.;  pl  {Cippi}.  [L.,  stake,  post.] 
  A  small  low  pillar,  square  or  round,  commonly  having  an 
  inscription,  used  by  the  ancients  for  various  purposes,  as 
  for  indicating  the  distances  of  places,  for  a  landmark,  for 
  sepulchral  inscriptions,  etc  --Gwilt.