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ampulla, ae, f. [amb- and olla, as having handles on both (opposite) sides, or an irreg. dim. of amphora].

  1. I. A vessel for holding liquids, furnished with two handles and swelling in the middle, a flask, bottle, jar, pot, etc. (also made of leather), Plaut. Merc. 5, 2, 86; id. Pers. 1, 3, 44; Cic. Fin. 4, 12 al.
  2. * II. Prob. on account of its shape, like λήκυθος, of inflated discourse, swelling words, bombast: proicit ampullas et sesquipedalia verba, * Hor. A. P. 97; cf. Cic. Att. 1, 14, and ampullor.

ampullācĕus, a, um, adj. [ampulla], in the form of a flask, big-bellied: a collo ampullacea (pira) appellant, a tankardpear, Plin. 15, 15, 16, § 55; so Col. 8, 2, 15.

ampullārĭus, i, m. [ampulla], a flask-maker, Plaut. Rud. 3, 4, 51; besides only in Inscr. Orell. 4143.

* ampullor, ātus, 1, v. dep. [id. II.], to make use of a bombastic style of discourse, = ληκυθίζω (prob. coined by Hor.): tragicā ampullatur in arte, Hor. Ep. 1, 3, 14.