situla

[ sich-uh-luh, sit-l-uh ]
/ ˈsɪtʃ ə lə, ˈsɪt l ə /

noun, plural sit·u·lae [sich-uh-lee, sit-l-ee]. /ˈsɪtʃ əˌli, ˈsɪt lˌi/.

a deep urn, vase, or bucket-shaped vessel, especially one made in the ancient world.

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Origin of situla

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

situla
/ (ˈsɪtjʊlə) /

noun plural -lae (-liː)

a bucket-shaped container, usually of metal or pottery and often richly decorated: typical of the N Italian Iron Age

adjective

of or relating to the type of designs usually associated with these containers

Word Origin for situla

from Latin
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