Ostraca



[os-truh-kon] /ˈɒs trəˌkɒn/

noun, plural ostraca
[os-truh-kuh] /ˈɒs trə kə/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in ancient Greece) a potsherd, especially one used as a ballot on which the name of a person voted to be ostracized was inscribed.
/ˈɒstrəˌkɒn/
noun
1.
(in ancient Greece) a potsherd used for ostracizing

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