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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.

Acerra is a genus of Noctuinae.

Alternative definition of the noun Acerra


  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 previewRome in Triumph (2016)

by Biondo Flavio, Frances Muecke, Maria Agata Pincelli

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 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 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 &c (1862)

Acerra is the supposed birthplace of the Nea: politan Pulcinella. Between these two stations the railway proceeds by the side of the Acqua di Carmiynano, the aqueduct that brings the water from S. Agata to Naples; and it crosses the sluggish ...

Google previewPopular Dictionary of Architecture and the Allied Arts (1881)

A Work of Reference for the Architect, Builder, Sculptor, Decorative Artist, and General Student. With Numerous Illustrations from All Styles of Architecture, from the Egyptian to the Renaissance by George Ashdown Audsley

ACERRA. (Lat.) A small box, of square or oblong form, used by the Romans ...

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 (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 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- ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3E1R1R1A1

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