From Latin ampulla.
ampulla (plural ampullas or ampullae)
- A Roman two-handled vessel.
- 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.
- (anatomy) The dilated end of a duct.
vessel for containing consecrated wine or oil
- IPA(key): [ˈɒmpulːɒ]
- Hyphenation: am‧pul‧la
ampulla (plural ampullák)
From amphora + -la.
ampulla f (genitive ampullae); first declension
- a two-handled vessel with a swollen middle
- (figuratively) swelling words, bombast
- vocative singular of ampulla
- ablative singular of ampulla
- ampulla in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- ampulla in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- ampulla in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
- ampulla in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
- ampulla in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin