). A vessel with a narrow mouth or neck, from which
liquids were poured in drops (guttae
); hence its name (Varr. L.
v. 124 M). Varro goes on to say that for pouring out wine at the banquet it had
been superseded by the epichysis
retained its place in sacrificial libations, especially of the domestic sort (Hor. Sat. i. 6, 118
, with Orelli's note). The guttus
was of the plainest shape and materials; it differed from the capis
used in sacrifices), epichysis
, and urceus
without a handle; and was usually
Gutti. (British Museum.)
of coarse pottery. It was in common use as an oil-cruet, whether at table (Gell. xvii. 8.5
), or at the bath (Juv.iii.