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κάνθα^ρος , ,
A.dung-beetle, Scarabaeus pilularius, Arist.HA490a15, al., Ael.NA10.15, Ar.Lys.695, Crates Theb.10.6, Theoc.5.114, Aesop.7, etc.; Αἰτναῖος κ., a specially large kind, A.Fr.233, S.Ichn. 300, cf. Epich.76: prov., κανθάρου σκιαί, of some paltry fear, Hsch., Diogenian.5.88; so “ἀθυμῶν ὅτι αὐτοῦ καταθέουσι δύο κανθάρωLib.Ep. 91.4.
II. a sort of drinking-cup with large handles, Phryn.Com. 15, Amips.2, Axionic.7.
III. a kind of Naxian boat, Ar.Pax143, Sosicr.2, Nicostr.Com.10.
IV. black sea-bream, Cantharus lineatus, Arist.HA598a10.
V. in Egypt, mark or knot on the tongue of the Apis-bull, Hdt.3.28.
VI. woman's ornament, prob. a gem in scarab-form, Antiph.61.
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