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simpŭlum , i, n. sim-; root sam-; cf.: simul, simplex, and pul-; cf. Gr. πολύς, plenus; v. Corss. Ausspr. 2, 74,
I.a small ladle: simpulum vas parvulum non dissimile cyatho, quo vinum in sacrificiis libabatur; “unde et mulieres rebus divinis deditae simpulatrices dicuntur,Fest. p. 337 Müll.; cf. Varr. L. L. 5, § 124 ib.; App. Mag. p. 285, and v. Becker, Gallus, 2, p. 280; “3, p. 221 (2d edit.).—Prov.: excitare fluctus in simpulo,” i. e. to make much ado about nothing, to raise a tempest in a teapot, Cic. Leg. 3, 16, 36.
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