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situla

[sich-uh-luh, sit-l-uh]
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noun, plural sit·u·lae [sich-uh-lee, sit-l-ee] /ˈsɪtʃ əˌli, ˈsɪt lˌi/.
  1. a deep urn, vase, or bucket-shaped vessel, especially one made in the ancient world.

Origin of situla

1895–1900; < Latin: water vessel, bucket
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British Dictionary definitions for situla

situla

noun plural -lae (-liː)
  1. a bucket-shaped container, usually of metal or pottery and often richly decorated: typical of the N Italian Iron Age
adjective
  1. of or relating to the type of designs usually associated with these containers

Word Origin

from Latin
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