（ἄμβιξ). A drinking-cup made of earthenware or wood (Pers. v. 148; Varro ap. Non. p. 545
Müll.), and of uncertain shape. The epithet sessilis applied to
it by Persius (Conington's “squab noggin”) suggests a vessel with a broad
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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