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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An ancient Roman market or market building.

Usage examples (4)
  • Typically, a macellum sold food and other goods catered to the tastes of the upper classes, and it acquired a reputation of being quite expensive.
  • A wall painting in the macellum, the market hall off the main Roman forum in Pompeii, depicts a woman traditionally described as an artist holding a palette against a...
  • One victim's name Metzler has origins in German (Middle Rhineland), as an occupational name for a butcher, Middle High German metzeler, from Latin macellarius "dealer in meat,"...
  • S. Noflin 'porticum apud macellum hac deorfum? for more
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