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κέρκουρος, κερκοῦρος). A light, swift, open vessel, first mentioned by Herodotus (vii. 97) as being used at the time of the Persian wars. It was propelled by oars, and was used both in commerce and in war (Liv.xxxiii. 19). Its invention was variously ascribed to the Corcyraeans and to the Cypriotes. See Navis.

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