acrŏlithus, a, um dont les extrémités sont en pierre ou en marbre.    - [gr]gr. ἀκρόλιθος.    - Vitr. 2, 8, 11; Treb. Tyr. 32, 5.

Dictionarium latinogallicum. 1552.

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