simpulum [sim-pyoo-luh m] Word Origin noun, plural sim·pu·la [sim-pyoo-luh] /ˈsɪm pyʊ lə/.

  1. an ancient dipper having the rim of the bowl at right angles to the handle.

Origin of simpulum 1735–45; Latin: ceremonial ladle or pouring vessel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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