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AE´NUM

AE´NUM or AHE´NUM (sc. vas), 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. (Juv. 15.81; Ov. Met. 6.645) 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 aënum, &c. (Ov. Fast. 3.822; Mart. 14.133.) The coppers which contained the water for supplying a bath were also called aëna. (Vitruv.

Aenum, or brazen vessel used for boiling.

5.10, 1.) [BALNEAE]

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