plural amulae
or amulas
: a vessel for eucharistic wine offered by the people in the early Christian church

Word History


Late Latin amula, hamula, from Latin, water bucket, diminutive of ama, hama bucket

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amula was in 1834

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“Amula.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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