dolium

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noun (1)

do·​li·​um
ˈdōlēəm
plural dolia
-ēə
: an earthenware cask or jar of Roman antiquity sometimes large enough to hold a person compare pithos

dolium

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noun (2)

"
plural dolium or doliums
: a mollusk of the genus Tonna : tun shell

Dolium

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"

taxonomic synonym of tonna

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Latin; akin to Old Russian delva, delvĭ cask, Latin dolare to hew

Noun (2)

New Latin, from Latin, large jar, cask

New Latin, from Latin, large jar, cask

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“Dolium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dolium. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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