), a brazen vessel, used for boiling, is defined
by Paullus to be a vessel hanging over the fire, in which water was boiled
for drinking, whereas food was boiled in the caccabus
or saucepan [CACCABUS
]. (Dig. 33
, tit. 7, s. 18.3.) This
distinction is not, [p. 1.36]
however, always observed; for we
read of food being cooked in the aënum.
) The word is also frequently used in the sense of a
dyer's copper; and, as purple was the most celebrated dye of antiquity, we
find the expressions Sidonium aënum, Tyrium
&c. (Ov. Fast.
; Mart. 14.133
.) The coppers
which contained the water for supplying a bath were also called aëna.
Aenum, or brazen vessel used for boiling.
5.10, 1.) [BALNEAE