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κόγχη, κόγχος). Literally, a sea-shell, and applied to a vessel made in the form of such a shell, and used for various purposes—e. g. as saltcellars, for oils, perfumes, unguents, colours for painters, etc. A liquid measure was also called concha, and was of two capacities: one=.0412 pts. Eng.; the other, .1238 pts.

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