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The πρόχους, or ‘out-pourer,’ was a jug, especially a water-jug, with a handle, and had, of course, various forms; some of the types given by Guhl and Koner (p. 147, fig. 198, 26—31) resemble modern water-jugs for washing.

εὐκρότητος, ‘well-hammered,’ and so ‘wellwrought,’ is the epith. of a knife (“δωρίς”, sc.κοπίς”) in Eur. El. 819.

ἄρδην (for “ἀέρδην”, from “αἴρω”) is found with “πηδᾶν” (Ai. 1279) and “φέρειν” (Eur. Alc. 608), but is usu. fig., as with “ἀπολλύναι”. Here, “ἄρδην ἐκ πρόχου στέφει ἄρασα τὸν πρόχουν στέφει”.


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