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dim. Salillum. A salt-cellar; usually of silver, but among the poorer classes merely a shell (Hor. Sat. i. 3, 14). It was probably set in the middle of the table and had a sort of sanctity, inasmuch as salted meal (mola salsa) was offered to the Lares.

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