1. A ladle for stirring and skimming (=τορύνη
), in which sense trua
2. Trulla vinaria,
a sort of ladle used like a
cyathus for taking wine from the crater (Varro, L. L.
Cic. Ver. 4.27, 62
; Hor. Sat.
2.3, 144). It
probably differed from the cyathus in having a shallower and flatter bowl at
the end of its long handle (manubrium
material was various, wooden or copper (Cat. Agr.
), silver (Cic. l.c.
(Plin. Nat. 37.20
The passage in Mart. 9.37
incompatible with the notion (for which there is no authority) that the
trulla had holes like a strainer.
3. A mason's trowel for plastering walls, whence trullisare
(Pallad. R. R.
19.18). This meaning also negatives the idea of its