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[doh-lee-uh m]
noun, plural do·li·a [doh-lee-uh] /ˈdoʊ li ə/.
  1. a large earthenware jar used by the ancient Romans.
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Origin of dolium

First recorded in 1475–85, dolium is from the Latin word dōlium
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for dolium

Historical Examples

  • A fine shell of Dolium was in their camp, which we passed through.

    Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia

    Ludwig Leichhardt

  • 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.

  • 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.