Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Rom, antiq., a small ladle with which wine was dipped out for libations, etc.

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Examples

  • One of the most celebrated vases in the Neapolitan collection was found with a bronze simpulum in it; and upon the vase itself there was a sacrificial painting, representing a priest in the act of pouring out a libation from a vase with the simpulum.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

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