pilum

noun
pi·​lum | \ ˈpīləm \
plural pila\ -​lə \

Definition of pilum

1 : the heavy javelin of a Roman foot soldier
2 : pestle

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History and Etymology for pilum

Latin, pestle, heavy javelin

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“Pilum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pilum. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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