fictile
adjective Etymology: Latin fictilis molded of clay, from fingere Date: 1626 1. archaic plastic 2a 2. of or relating to pottery 3. malleable 2a

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  • Fictile — Fic tile, a. [L. fictilis. See {Fiction}.] Molded, or capable of being molded, into form by art; relating to pottery or to molding in any soft material. [1913 Webster] Fictile earth is more fragile than crude earth. Bacon. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • FICTILE — apud Iuv. l. 4. Sat. XI. v. 19. condire gulosum Fictile: absolute de vase fictili. Et quidem Fictilia, ex terra Samia, primum omnium pocula fuêre, neque in pauperiorum tantum aedibus, sed et in opulentiorum conviviis, adeoque etiam Deorum fanis… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • fictile — index pliable, sequacious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fictile — [fik′til, fik′təl] adj. [L fictilis < pp. of fingere: see FICTION] 1. that can be molded; plastic 2. formed of molded clay, earth, etc. 3. of pottery or ceramics …   English World dictionary

  • fictile — /fik tl/; Brit. /fik tuyl/, adj. 1. capable of being molded. 2. made of earth, clay, etc., by a potter. 3. of or pertaining to pottery. [1620 30; < L fictilis earthen (lit., moldable), equiv. to fict(us) shaped (ptp. of fingere) + ilis ILE] * * * …   Universalium

  • fictile — adjective /ˈfɪktəl,ˈfɪktɪl,ˈfɪktaɪl/ a) Capable of being molded into the shape of an artifact or art work b) Molded of clay or earth Syn: pliable …   Wiktionary

  • fictile — fic·tile || fɪktl / taɪl adj. plastic, may be shaped, may be molded; molded from clay; of pottery …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fictile — [ fɪktʌɪl, tɪl] adjective made of clay by a potter. ↘relating to pottery. Origin C17: from L. fictilis, from fict , fingere form …   English new terms dictionary

  • fictile — fic·tile …   English syllables

  • fictile — fic•tile [[t]ˈfɪk tl[/t]] brit. [[t]ˈfɪk taɪl[/t]] adj. 1) cer capable of being molded 2) cer made of earth, clay, etc., by a potter 3) cer of or pertaining to pottery • Etymology: 1620–30; < L fictilis of earthenware =fi(n)g(ere) to shape +… …   From formal English to slang

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