plinthus


plinthus
plinthus ( -os ), i, m. and f., = plinthos (a tile).
I.
In archit., the large flat member under the inferior moulding of a column, the base, plinth, Vitr. 3, 3; 4, 7, 3.—
II.
In land-surveying, a tile-shaped figure, containing a hundred acres of land:

quae centuriae nunc appellantur plinthi, id est laterculi,

Hyg. Condit. Agror. p. 205 Goes.

Lewis & Short Latin Dictionary, 1879. - Revised, Enlarged, and in Great Part Rewritten. . 2011.