a small square tile of stone or glass used in making mosaics
A small square piece of stone, wood, ivory or glass used for making a mosaic.
complex-ridged surface feature seen on plateau highlands of Venus and perhaps on Triton
Origin: From tessera, from τέσσαρες.
a small piece of marble, glass, earthenware, or the like, having a square, or nearly square, face, used by the ancients for mosaic, as for making pavements, for ornamenting walls, and like purposes; also, a similar piece of ivory, bone, wood, etc., used as a ticket of admission to theaters, or as a certificate for successful gladiators, and as a token for various other purposes
A tessera is an individual tile, usually formed in the shape of a cube, used in creating a mosaic. It is also known as an abaciscus or abaculus.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tes′e-ra, n. one of the small square tiles or cut stones used in forming tessellated pavements:—pl. Tess′eræ—also Tessel′la:—pl. Tessel′læ.—adjs. Tess′ellar, composed of, or like, tessellæ; Tess′ellar, Tesserā′ic, Tess′eral, made up of tesseræ.—v.t. Tess′ellate, to form into squares or lay with chequered work.—adj. Tess′ellated.—n. Tessellā′tion, tessellated or mosaic work: the operation of making it. [L. tessella, dim. of tessera, a square piece.]
Easters, erastes, reseats, saeters, seaters, starees, teasers
The numerical value of tessera in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of tessera in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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