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