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κέρα^μος , , rare pl. κέραμα, τά, PPetr.3P.327 (iii B.C.):—
A.potter's earth, potter's clay, Pl.Ti.60d, Arist.Mete.384b19, etc.; κ. ὠμός, ὀπτώμενος, ib.380b8, 383a21.
II. anything made of this earth, as
1. earthen vessel, wine-jar, “ἐκ κεράμων μέθυ πίνετοIl.9.469, cf. Hdt.3.96; in collective sense, pottery, Ar.Ach.902, Men.Sam.75, al.; κ. ἐσάγεται πλήρης οἴνου jars full of wine, Hdt.3.6, cf. 5.88, Alex.257.3, etc.
b. jar of other material, “κ. ἀργυροῦςPtol.Euerg.7J.
2. tile, Ar.V.1295 (of a tortoise's shell); collectively, tiling, “τοῦ τέγους τὸν κέραμον αὐτοῦ χαλάζαις . . ξυντρίψομενId.Nu.1127, cf.Fr.349, Th. 2.4; “Κορίνθιος κ.IG22.1668.58; Λακωνικός ib.463.69, 1672.188; roof, Pherecr.130.6, Herod.3.44, Gal.8.26, 9.824.
3. pottery ( of manufacture), κ. χυτρικός Tab.Defix.Praef.p.iib.
III. dungeon (said by Sch. to be Cyprian), “χαλκέῳ ἐν κεράμῳ δέδετοIl.5.387, cf. Thphr.Char.6.6 cod. M; pl., Nonn.D.16.162. (Possibly cogn. with Lat.cremo.
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