Definition of mortarium in English:
noun (plural mortaria)Archaeology
A Roman container for pounding or grinding.
- 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.
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