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olla, ae (old form aula: aulas antiqui dicebant, quas nos dicimus ollas, quia nullam litteram geminabant. Itaque aulicocia exta, quae in ollis coquebantur, dicebant, id est elixa, Fest. p. 23 Müll.—Examples with aula, for olla, are found in Cato, R. R. 52, 1; 81; 85 sq.; Plaut. Aul. 2, 8, 20; 22; 3, 6, 44; 47; 4, 2, 4; 7; id. Capt. 1, 1, 21; 4, 2, 66 et saep.; Inscr. Orell. 2473; 3001; 4537 sqq.; cf. also Non. 543, 8), f. [root uk-, Sanscr. ukha, pot; aula for aukula], a pot or jar: quadrilibrem aulam onustam auro habeo, Plaut. Aul. 5, 1, 2; Varr. ap. Non. 543, 12: ollam denariorum implere, Cic. Fam. 9, 18, 4: fictilis, Col. 8, 8, 7: monendus qui vasa emturus est, ne bibulas aut male coctas emat, id. 12, 43, 11: ET OLLAS PRECATI SVNT, Inscr. Fratr. Arv. tab. 41 a; cf. Marini Atti, p. 593: grandes fumabant pultibus ollae, Juv. 14, 171.—For preserving the ashes of the dead, Inscr. Grut. 865, 10; cf. Inscr. Orell. 4544; Jahn, Specim. Epigr. p. 29 sq.—Prov.: olla male fervet, the pot boils poorly, i. e. the affair looks bad, Petr. 38, 13: ipsa holera olla legit, the pot culls its own herbs, i. e. serves itself, Cat. 94, 2: vultus redigentur in ollam, made as black as a pot, Vulg. Joel, 2, 6.—

2. Trop.: olla cujus rubigo in eā est, i. e. the city full of the vile, Vulg. Ezech. 24, 6.