Latin, a pump.
antlia (plural antliae)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
- A pump for drawing water that is operated with the foot.
- the body part of an insect used to suck up plant juices.
[] Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 2: Government, Society, and Culture in the Roman Empire
by Fergus Millar Page 136
- To the list of functions mentioned by Pliny nothing can be added except (probably) that of working a treadmill (antlia): Artemidorus in the ...
[] Romanae Historiae 1658 by Thomas Godwyn