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Dice under die as lifted from OED
I. With plural dice. (The form dice (used as pl. and sing.) is of much more frequent occurrence in gaming and related senses than the singular die.)
1. a. A small cube of ivory, bone, or other material, having its faces marked with spots numbering from one to six, used in games of chance by being thrown from a box or the hand, the chance being decided by the number on the face of the die that turns uppermost. Also, a cube bearing other devices on its faces, or a solid with more or less than six faces (see quots.). b. pl. The game played with these; esp. in phr. at (the) dice.
sing. dee, dye, dy, die.
1610 B. JONSON Alch. II. i, You shall no more deale with the hollow die, Or the fraile card.
1656 STANLEY Hist. Philos. VIII. 85 So to cast the dy that it may chance right.
1634 SIR T. HERBERT Trav. Aiijb, Is the die cast, must At this one throw all thou hast gaind be lost?
c1386 CHAUCER Pard. T. 5 They daunce and pleyen at dees [so Harl., Heng.; Camb. deis, Petw. dys, Corp. dyse, Lansd. dise] bothe day and nyght."
pl. des, dees, deys, dys, dyse, dyce, dise, dice.
To Gambol or to gamble that be the question, or would it be to die or dice away thy life
not this I dothe thinke.
II. with plural dies.
4. a. A cubical block; in Arch. a cubical or square block of stone forming part of a building; spec. the cubical portion of a pedestal, between the base and cornice; = DADO 1. " b. A square tablet.
1664 EVELYN tr. Freart's Archit. 123 The Italians call it the Zoccolo, Pillow or Die (because of its Cubique and solid figure).