（ὀξίς, ὀξύβαφον, ἐμβάφιον
). A small shallow vessel
originally employed to hold vinegar or sauces into which the food was dipped. It was
afterwards employed as a receptacle for salad, wine, honey, and in playing one form of the
. The accompanying illustration
Dish showing two small Acetabula.
from Daremberg and Saglio s. h. v. shows two acetabula placed one on each side of a
sucking pig served up in a lanx. The name is also a Roman measure of capacity in liquid as
well as dry measure=ὀξύβαφον
, and holding one fourth of the
hemina and one eighth of the sextarius.