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κάδος). A large earthenware vessel, most frequently used, like the amphora (q. v.), for holding wine after it had been drawn from the dolium (q. v.); and especially imported wine, as the Chian (Athen. xi. 473b). Other commodities were also stored in cadi—e. g. oil, figs, beans, honey, and salt fish. Its shape resembled that of the amphora (q. v.), except that its lower end was ovoid. The word sometimes denotes a well-bucket (γαυλός). Aristophanes twice (Aves, 1030, 1053) uses the word κάδος of the voting-urn, commonly styled καδίσκος. See Cista; Psephus.

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