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călăthus , i, m., = κάλαθος.
I. Lit., a wicker basket, a hand-basket (pure Lat. quasillum, made in the shape of a lily); acc. to diff. uses, a flower-basket, a wool-basket, a thread-basket or a fruit-basket, etc.; cf. Plin. 21, 5, 11, § 23; Vitr. 4, 1, 9; Verg. E. 2, 46; Ov. F. 4, 435: “calathi Minervae,Verg. A. 7, 805; Ov. A. A. 2, 219; id. H. 9, 73; 9, 76; Juv. 2, 54; Ov. A. A. 2, 264; id. M. 12, 475.—
II. Meton., any other vessel of similar form, of metal or wood.
A. For milke, etc., a milk-pail, bowl, Verg. G. 3, 402; Col. 10, 397; cf. id. 7, 8, 3.—
B. For wine, a wine-cup, Verg. E. 5, 71; so Mart. 9, 60, 15; 9, 14, 107.—
C. Transf., the cup or calix of a flower, Col. 10, 99 Schneid.; so id. 10, 240; Aus. Idyll. 14, 31; cf. Plin. 21, 5, 11, § 23.
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