Sicilicus meaning

(Roman measurements) A unit of weight equal to one quarter of an uncia.
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(Old Latin typography) A diacritic, resembling a 180°-rotated ‘C’ (i.e., being similar in appearance to ⟨ ᵓ ⟩), written atop a consonant to mark gemination, superseded in Classical Latin by doubling the letter representing the geminated consonant.
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Origin of sicilicus

  • From the Latin sicilicus, the diminutive form of sicilis (“sickle”), so named because of its falciformity.

    From Wiktionary