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ăcerra, ae, f. [etym. unc., perh. from ăcer = maple], a casket in which was kept the incense used in sacrifices, esp. in burning the dead, an incense-box: ne sumptuosa respersio, ne longae coronae, nec acerrae praetereantur, from the XII. Tab. ap. Cic. Leg. 2, 24, 60: plenā veneratur larem, Verg. A. 5, 745; cf.: plena turis, Hor. C. 3, 8, 2; tacitā libabit acerrā, Pers. 2, 5; so also Ov. M. 13, 703; id. Pont. 4, 8, 39; Fratr. Arval. in Orell. I. L. 2270, p. 391 al. Cf. Fest. s. h. v. p. 18 Müll, who gives another signif.: “ACERRA, ara, quae ante mortuum poni solebat.”

Ăcerrae, ārum, f.

  1. I. A town in the interior of Campania, N. E. of Naples, now Acerra, exposed to frequent inundations from the Clanius, on which it is situated; hence in Verg.: vacuis Clanius non aequus Acerris, G. 2, 225 Wagner; imitated by Silius, 8, 538.
    1. B. Ăcerrāni, ōrum, m., the inhabitants of A., Liv. 27, 3, 6; Vell. 1, 14, 4; Plin. 3, 5, 9, § 63.
  2. II. A town in Umbria, called, for the sake of distinction, Acerrae Vatriae, now Gerrha, Plin. 3, 14, 19, § 114.