ampulla

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ampulla.

Noun[edit]

ampulla (plural ampullas or ampullae)

  1. A Roman two-handled vessel.
  2. A vessel for containing consecrated wine or oil.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shipley to this entry?)
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 8:
      Miraculously moist, the chrism was kept in an ampulla in Reims cathedral where the coronations of the kings of France were held.
  3. (anatomy) The dilated end of a duct.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of ambi- "around" and olla "a pot, jar"

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ampulla f (genitive ampullae); first declension

  1. a two-handled vessel with a swollen middle
  2. (figuratively) swelling words, bombast
  3. vocative singular of ampulla

ampullā f

  1. ablative singular of ampulla

Inflection[edit]

First declension (1). First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ampulla ampullae
genitive ampullae ampullārum
dative ampullae ampullīs
accusative ampullam ampullās
ablative ampullā ampullīs
vocative ampulla ampullae

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