noun, plural an·cil·i·a [an-sil-ee-uh, ahng-kil-]. /ænˈsɪl i ə, ɑŋˈkɪl-/. Roman Religion.
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Atque sole orto delabitur e caelo scisso scutum, quod ancile appellavit Numa.Selections from Viri Romae|Charles Franois L'Homond
The first Ancile was supposed to have fallen from heaven in answer to the prayer of Numa Pompilius.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described|Edward S. Ellis
Shortly after, Julian plainly accuses Christians of worshipping the wood of the Cross, though they refused to worship the ancile.An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine|John Henry Cardinal Newman