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noun (1)

plural dolia
: an earthenware cask or jar of Roman antiquity sometimes large enough to hold a person compare pithos


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noun (2)

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


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taxonomic synonym of tonna

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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