Definition of mortarium in English:

mortarium

Line breaks: mor|tar¦ium
Pronunciation: /mɔːˈtɛːrɪəm
 
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noun (plural mortaria)

Archaeology
  • A Roman container for pounding or grinding.
    More 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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