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fictĭlis, e, adj. [fictus, from fingo], made of clay, earthen, fictile.

I. Adj.: si id in ceris fingeretur aut fictilibus figuris, Cic. N. D. 1, 26, 71: Summanus, id. Div. 1, 10, 16: vasa, id. Att. 6, 1, 13: pocula, Tib. 1, 1, 39: dolia, Plin. 35, 12, 46, 158: olla rudis fictilis, Varr. ap. Non. p. 223.—Jestingly applied to labelled wine-bottles: ibi tu videas litteratas fictiles epistolas, Pice signatas, Plaut. Poen. 4, 2, 14.—

II. Subst.: fic-tĭle, is, and more freq. in plur., fictĭlĭa, ĭum, n.

A. An earthen vessel: balsamum novo fictili conditur, Plin. 12, 25, 54, 116; 29, 6, 39, 134: omnia fictilibus (ponuntur), Ov. M. 8, 670; Juv. 3, 168; 10, 26.—

B. Earthen figures of deities: antefixa fictilia deorum Romanorum, Liv. 34, 4, 4; cf. Plin. 34, 7, 16, 34; 35, 12, 45, 157.