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lĕbes , ētis, m., = λέβης, among the Greeks,
I.a copper basin, kettle, caldron, for cooking, frequently given as an honorary reward or prize: “tertia dona facit geminos ex aere lebetas,Verg. A. 5, 266: “Dodonaei,id. ib. 3, 466; Ov. H. 3, 31.—
B. A handbasin for washing, Ov. M. 12, 243.—
C. A bronze vessel in which flesh was boiled, Vulg. 1 Sam. 2, 14 al.: “lebetes aëneae,Isid. Orig. 22, 8, 11.—For ashes: “lebetes ad suscipiendos cineres,Vulg. Exod. 27, 3.
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    • Vergil, Aeneid, 5.266
    • Old Testament, Exodus, 27.3
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 12.243
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