- a large earthenware jar used by the ancient Romans.
Origin of dolium
First recorded in 1475–85, dolium is from the Latin word dōlium
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Examples from the Web for dolium
A fine shell of Dolium was in their camp, which we passed through.Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia
The Latin word used by Saxo, which I translate with cisterns of mead, is dolium.Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3
Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
Dolium has a large, globose but thin shell, ornamented with revolving ribs.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life</p>
A genus composed of Dolium latilabrum, Kiener, and other similar species.A Conchological Manual
George Brettingham Sowerby
It is the Dolium galea, good friends, and we could tell you six other kinds that are suspected of this meanness.