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πίθος 1

1.a wine-jar of the largest kind (cf. ἀμφορεύς), Hom., etc.; of earthenware, π. κεράμινος Hdt.; covered with a lid, Hes.
2.proverbs, εἰς τὸν τετρημένον πίθον ἀντλεῖν, of the task of the Danaids, i. e. labour in vain, Xen.; also ἐκ πίθω ἀντλεῖς, i. e. you have plenty of wine, "you are in clover, " Theocr.

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