Definition of mortarium in English:

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mortarium

Pronunciation: /mɔːˈtɛːrɪəm/

noun (plural mortaria)

Archaeology
A Roman container for pounding or grinding.
Example sentences
  • We had to grind these in mortaria and then heat them in the oil to yield a thick, strongly scented oil.
  • Some Rossington Bridge mortaria are stamped jointly by Sarrius and either Setibogius or Secundua.
  • Stamped mortaria rims were recovered from 38 individual vessels, while there were 212 unstamped vessels.

Origin

Latin.

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Line breaks: mor|tar¦ium

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