Definition of fictile in English:
1.1Of or relating to pottery or its manufacture.
- Apart, therefore, from the exquisite beauty of many remains of fictile art, which confers on them a high intrinsic value, the works of the potter have been minutely studied by the archaeologist.
- Fragments of rude pottery, composed of a mixture of clay and gravel, and imperfectly burnt, are indications that in fictile work the primitive dwellers on the shores of Lake Deschênes had mastered the initial stages in the manufacture of domestic utensils.
Early 17th century: from Latin fictilis, from fict- 'formed, contrived', from the verb fingere.
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