Definition of Arretine in English:

Arretine

Line breaks: Ar¦ret|ine
Pronunciation: /ˈarətʌɪn
 
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adjective

  • Denoting Samian ware (Roman pottery), especially that made at Arretium (modern Arezzo) in central Italy.
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    • Two principal types are recognized: Arretine produced at Arezzo in northern Italy between 30 BC and AD 50; and Samian produced in several areas of Gaul from ad 20 through to the late 2nd century AD.
    • Copies of Arretine ware have been found in the remotest outposts of the Roman Empire.
    • Yet such products are rarer among other finds: most Arretine and related bowls made until ad 60-70 tend towards lush foliage or plain symmetry, with multiple mouldings on wheelmade parts.

Origin

late 18th century: from the name of the city + -ine1.

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