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λέβης , ητος, ,
A.kettle, cauldron, Il.21.362, Pi.O.1.26; “τρίπους λ.A. Fr.1; used for gifts and prizes, Il.23.259, al.; brazier, Th.4.100.
b. coin stamped with a cauldron, GDI4979, al. (Crete).
II. in Od., mostly the basin in which the purifying water (χέρνιψ) was handed to the guests before meals, made of silver, 1.137, al.; but in 19.386, a pan for washing the feet; δολοφόνος λ., of the bath in which Agamemnon was slain, A.Ag.1129 (lyr.).
III. basin used as a cymbal or drum, Hdt.6.58; of the gong at Dodona, Call.Del.286.
IV. cinerary urn, A.Ag.444 (lyr.), Ch.686, S.El.1401.
V. generally, casket, Id.Tr.556: pan for colours, Luc.Bis Acc.8.
VI. vase of cauldron shape on the roof of the temple of Zeus at Olympia, Paus. 5.10.4.
VII. air-vessel used like a diving-bell, Arist.Pr.960b32.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (12):
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1129
    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 444
    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 686
    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.58
    • Homer, Iliad, 23.259
    • Homer, Iliad, 21.362
    • Homer, Odyssey, 19.386
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 5.10.4
    • Sophocles, Electra, 1401
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.100
    • Homer, Odyssey, 1.137
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 556
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