terra sigillata

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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin terra sigillāta (literally sealed, stamped earth).

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terra sigillata (uncountable)

  1. A type of astringent earth or clay originally from the Greek islands, formerly used as a medicine and antidote.
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society, published 2016, page 77:
      Terra sigillata (sealed earth) was a greasy clay, containing silica, alumina, chalk, magnesia and oxide of iron, found on the Greek islands of Lemnos, Melos and Samos.
  2. (archaeology) A type of fine, red Roman pottery made from the first to the third centuries AD in Gaul.
    Hyponym: Samian ware

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EtymologyEdit

Medieval Latin terra sigillāta (literally sealed, stamped earth).

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terra sigillata f (plural terre sigillate)

  1. (usually uncountable, archaeology) terra sigillata (type of fine, red Roman pottery)
    Synonym: ceramica sigillata