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Censorinus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(3rd cent. ad),

a Roman grammarian (Priscian 1. 4. 17), wrote On Accents (De accentibus, lost), and ‘a fine volume, on Birthdays’ (De die natali volumen illustre) (Sidonius...

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genethliacon

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Both Greeks and Romans celebrated birthdays (γενέθλιος ἡμέρα, dies natalis), and there was a religious aspect to the celebration, especially in Rome, where each person's genius natalis was...

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ice cream

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Medicine and Health.

A frozen confection made from fat, milk solids, and sugar. Some countries permit the use of non-milk fat and term the product ice cream, while if milk fat is used, it is termed dairy ice...

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Karet

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

(Heb., ‘cutting off’).

Punishment from God. Karet is defined as premature death (Sifra, Emor 14. 4) and more particularly as ‘death at the age of fifty’ (BMK 28a). The Mishnah ...

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