Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as ampulla, 2 .

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Examples

  • Some claim that it is derived from the barbarous Latin word "amuletum," from amolior, to remove; others consider that it comes from "amula," the name of a small vessel with lustral water in it, which the Romans sometimes carried in their pockets for purification and expiation.

    Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing

  • On this Robert Taylor remarks: "The baptismal fonts in our Protestant churches, and we need hardly say more especially the little cisterns at the entrance of our Catholic chapels, are not imitations, but an unbroken and never interrupted continuation of the same _aqua minaria_, or _amula_, which the learned Montfaucon, in his

    Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries

  • "The Baptismal fonts in our Protestant churches, and we can hardly say more especially the little cisterns at the entrance of our Catholic chapels, are not imitations, but an unbroken and never interrupted continuation of the same _aquaminaria_, or _amula_, which the learned

    The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II. Christianity: Its Evidences, Its Origin, Its Morality, Its History

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