/ab'euh sis"keuhs, -kis"-/, n., pl. abacisci /-sis"uy, -kis"kuy/.
1. Archit. a small abacus.
2. a tessera.
Also, abaculus.
[ < NL < Gk abakískos, equiv. to abak- (s. of ábax; see ABACUS) + -iskos dim. suffix]

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