Ostraca

ostracon

[os-truh-kon]
noun, plural ostraca [os-truh-kuh] .
(in ancient Greece) a potsherd, especially one used as a ballot on which the name of a person voted to be ostracized was inscribed.
Also, ostrakon.


Origin:
1880–85; < Greek óstrakon; see ostracize

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ostracon (ˈɒstrəˌkɒn)
 
n
(in ancient Greece) a potsherd used for ostracizing
 
[from Greek]

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