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tessĕrārĭus, a, um, adj. [tessera], of or belonging to tesserae.

I. Adj.: ars, the art of dice-playing, Amm. 14, 6, 14; 28, 4, 21.—

II. Subst.: tessĕrārĭus, ii, m.

1. A dice-thrower, dice-player, Amm. 28, 4, 21; Inscr. Grut. 624, 8.—

2. He who receives and distributes the watchword from the commander (v. tessera, II.), Tac. H. 1, 25; Veg. Mil. 2, 7; Inscr. Orell. 3462; 3471; 3480.