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fictile

[ fik-tl; British fik-tahyl ]

adjective

  1. capable of being molded.
  2. made of earth, clay, etc., by a potter.
  3. of or relating to pottery.


fictile

/ ˈfɪktaɪl /

adjective

  1. moulded or capable of being moulded from clay; plastic
  2. made of clay by a potter
  3. relating to the craft of pottery


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Word History and Origins

Origin of fictile1

First recorded in 1620–30; from Latin fictilis “earthen” (literally, “moldable”), equivalent to fict(us) “shaped” (past participle of fingere ) + -ilis -ile

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fictile1

C17: from Latin fictilis that can be moulded, hence, made of clay, from fingere to shape

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Example Sentences

Other productions of the Company are the egg-shell specimens of fictile ware, which demand the most artistic skill of the potter.

When the remains were burned, a fictile vessel was used to contain the ashes.

Examples of this kind of weaving may be obtained from the fictile remains of nearly all the Atlantic States.

A fourth form of fabric, illustrated in Fig. 98, is of very rare occurrence on our fictile remains.

Impressions upon pottery represent a class of work utilized in the fictile arts.

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