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Acerra

Definition of the noun Acerra

What does Acerra mean as a name of something?

Acerra is a genus of Noctuidae, described by Grote in 1874.

Alternative definition of the noun Acerra

noun

  1. (in Ancient Rome) A small box for holding incense
  2. (in Ancient Rome) A small sacrificial altar

Phrases with Acerra

  1. Acerra Normalis
  2. Species Acerra Normalis
  3. Genus Acerra
  4. Ventridens acerra
  5. species Ventridens acerra

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Google previewA Handbook for Travellers in Southern Italy (1878)

Comprising the Description of Naples and Its Environs, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius, Sorrento, the Islands Capri, &c., Amalfi, Paestum, Pozzuoli, Capua, Taranto, Bari ; Brindisi, and the Roads from Rome to Naples by John Murray (Firm)

Acerra is the supposed birthplace of the Neapolitan Pulcinella. Between these two stations the railway proceeds by the side of the Acqua di Carmignano, ...

Google previewA Handbook for Travellers in Southern Italy ... Sixth edition [of the work originally written by Octavian Blewitt], revised and corrected on the spot. [The editor's preface signed: J. B. P., i.e. Joseph B. Pentland.] (1868)

Acerra is the supposed birthplace of the Neapolitan Palcinclla. Between these two stations the railway proceeds by the side of the Acqua di Carmignano, ...

Google previewRome in Triumph, Volume 1 (2016)

by Biondo Flavio, Maria Agata Pincelli, Frances Muecke

The acerra is a little incense box190 used in sacrifice. The achamum is “a kind of earthenware cup which they used in sacrifice.”191 Nonius Marcellus: “The anclabris is a table used for service to the gods. The vessels which priests use ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Words Used in Art and Archaeology (1883)

Explaining Terms Frequently Used in Works on Architecture, Arms, Bronzes, Christian Art, Colour, Costume, Decoration, Devices, Emblems, Heraldry, Lace, Personal Ornaments, Pottery, Painting, Sculpture, &c, with Their Derivations by John William Mollett

Acerra or Acerna, R. (prob. from acer, maple). A small square box with a hinged lid ; a coffer used to hold the incense for sacrifices ; whence its Latin names area turalis, arcula turalis, acerra titris custos. The acerra appears on certain bas- ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica0 (1875)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature. A - Ana. 1

ACERRA, in Antiquity, a little box or pot, wherein were put the incense and perfumes to be burned on the altars of the gods, and before the dead. It appears to have been the same with what was otherwise called thuribulum, and 77 oris.

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary Or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences (1823)

Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers : in Two Volumes by George Crabb

The Acerra was also a little pot which contained the perfumes. Horat. 1. 3, od. 8, v . 2. Quid vtlint flares et acerra thurii Plena, miraris. (hid de Pont. 1. 4, epist. 8, v. 39 . Kec qua de farm pauper diu libat acerra, Thura minus grandi quam data lame ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

Acerra. &c. being placed in other parts. Such are the Blemmyes, a nation of Africa near the 'TY-'head of the Niger, represented to be by Pliny and Solinus; Blemmyes traduntur capita abesse, ore et oculīs pectore affixis. Ctesias and Solinus ...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary (1833)

by George Crabb

ACERRA ( Ant.) an ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

ACERRA, a particular description of altar which the Romans erected near the bed of a deceased person. On this altar incense was daily offered till the time of performing the funeral ceremony. The original intention seems obviously to have ...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary, Or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences, Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers and Illustrated by Plates, Epigrams, Cuts, &c. by George Crabb (1833)

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The Acerra was also a little pot which contained the erfumes. Horat. l. 8, o . _8, v. 2. Quid wlintflara ct acerra thuris Plena, mimris. Ovid de Pont. l. 4, epist. 8, v. 39. Nee qua: dc parva pauper diis libat acma, 17mm minus grandi quam data lance ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3E1R1R1A1

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