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κρωσσοῖς here=“κρατῆρσιν”. The word is fitting, since the “κρωσσός” was more esp. used for water (Eur. Ion 1173, Cycl. 89), though also sometimes for wine ( Aesch. fr. 91κρωσσοὺς μήτ᾽ οἰνηροὺς μήτ᾽ ὑδατηρούς”), also for oil,—or as a cinerary urn. Guhl and Koner (p. 149) think that the krossos resembled the “ὑδρία”, which, like the “κάλπις”, was a bulky, shortnecked vessel, oft. seen in the vase-paintings as borne by maidens on their heads when fetching water.

οἷς by attract. for “οὕς.

χέω delib. aor. (rather than pres.) subjunct.

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