tessera
noun (plural tesserae) Etymology: Latin, probably ultimately from Greek tessares four; from its having four corners — more at four Date: 1538 1. a small tablet (as of wood, bone, or ivory) used by the ancient Romans as a ticket, tally, voucher, or means of identification 2. a small piece (as of marble, glass, or tile) used in mosaic work

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  • Tessera — (lat. für Viereck; Plural: tesserae; das Wort ist abgeleitet vom altgriechischen τέσσαρες / téssares – vier ) ist die Bezeichnung für die kleinen viereckigen Plättchen aus Stein, Keramik, Erz, Blei, Bein, Terrakotta oder Glas, mit denen man… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tessera — / tɛs:era/ s.f. [dal lat. tessera (forse abbrev. del gr. tessarágonos quadrato, rettangolo ), propr. tavoletta quadrangolare ]. 1. (artist.) [ciascuno dei piccoli elementi di pietra, pasta vitrea o altro materiale multicolore che costituiscono la …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • tessera — pl. tesserae, 1650s, from L. tessera, from Ionic Gk. tesseres (Attic tessares) four (see FOUR (Cf. four)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Tessera — Tes se*ra, n.; pl. {Tesser[ae]}. [L., a square piece, a die. See {Tessellar}.] A small piece of marble, glass, earthenware, or the like, having a square, or nearly square, face, used by the ancients for mosaic, as for making pavements, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tessera.... — Tessera...., s. Tetra …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Tessĕra — (lat.), 1) Marke, Karte; T. convivalis, Marke, von solchen gelöst, welche an einem Gastmahl Theil nehmen wollten; T. theatralis, Einlaßkarte zum Theater; T. gladiatoria, Karte für siegreiche Gladiatoren; T. frumentaria, Marke für… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Tessĕra — (lat., griech. Lehnwort: »Viereck«), viereckiges Täfelchen, Eintrittsmarke, Erkennungszeichen (bei Gastfreunden), Parole, auch Würfel. Vgl. Rostowzew, Römische Bleitesserä (Leipz. 1905) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tessera — Tessera, lat., Würfel, Stimmtäfelchen, Marke …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Tessera — est une île de la lagune de Venise, en Italie. Voir aussi Liste des îles de la lagune de Venise 45°28′15″N 12°20′38″E / …   Wikipédia en Français

  • téssera — s. f. 1. Senha usada pelos primitivos cristãos. 2. Cubo ou dado, com marcas em todas as seis faces. 3. Tabuleta em que os chefes militares escreviam as ordens que o tesserário havia de transmitir às tropas …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • tessera — ► NOUN (pl. tesserae) 1) a small block of stone, tile, etc. used in a mosaic. 2) (in ancient Greece and Rome) a small tablet of wood or bone used as a token. ORIGIN Greek, from tessares four …   English terms dictionary

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