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χοῖνιξ , ι^κος, ,
A.choenix, a dry measure, esp. for corn, Hdt.1.192, etc.; the choenix of corn was one man's daily allowance, Id.7.187; “ γὰρ χ. ἡμερησία τροφήD.L.8.18; given to slaves, Th.4.16; hence, ὅς κεν ἐμῆς γε χοίνικος ἅπτηται, i. e. whoever eats of my bread, Od. 19.28: prov., ἐπὶ χοίνικος καθέζεσθαι, i. e. sit idle, live in idleness, Pythag. ap. Arist.Fr.197, cf. Plu.2.703f, Ath.10.452e, Ael.VH1.26; οὐδὲ τὴν χ. ἔτι λήψει (of gold) Luc.Nav.27; χ. Ἀττική (1/48 of the μέδιμνος = 4 κοτύλαι) X.An.1.5.6; in Pap. usu. abbreviated χ, as in PCair.Zen.645.11 (iii B. C.), POxy.1044.3 (ii A. D.), etc.
II. from the like ness of shape, a kind of stocks for fastening the legs, Ar.Pl. 276, D.18.129.
III. = χοινικίς VI, PCair.Zen.782a.7 (iii B. C.), prob. in Supp.Epigr.4.447.48 (Didyma, ii B. C.).
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    • Aristophanes, Plutus, 276
    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 129
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.192
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.187
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.16
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 1.5.6
    • Homer, Odyssey, 19.28
    • Lucian, Navigium, 1
    • Lucian, Navigium, 27
    • Lucian, Navigium, 4
    • Aelian, Varia Historia, 1.26
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