unguentarium

noun

un·​guen·​tar·​i·​um
ˌəŋgwən‧ˈta(a)rēəm,
ˌəngwə-,
÷ˌənjə- sometimes ÷ˌəŋgə- or ÷ˌəngə-
plural unguentaria
: an ancient Greek or Roman glass jar to hold unguents

Word History

Etymology

Latin unguentarium (vas), from neuter of unguentarius of or relating to ointment, from unguentum ointment + -arius -ary

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“Unguentarium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unguentarium. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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