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mătella or mătēla , ae, f. dim. matula,
I.a pot, a vessel for liquids.
I. In gen.: matella aquae, Plaut. Fragm. ap. Non. 543, 17; Varr. ib. 19; Cato, R. R. 10; 11.—Prov.: “mus in matella, of a person in difficulty,Petr. 58, 9.—
II. In partic., a chamber-pot, Mart. 12, 32, 13; id. 6, 89, 1; 14, 119 in lemm.; Sen. Ben. 3, 26, 2.—Hence, prov.: “matellam praestare alicui,” i. e. to perform for one the most menial offices, Mart. 10, 11, 3.—Transf., of a prostitute, Petr. 45, 8.
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