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Tripūs

τρίπους). A tripod; in general anything supported on three legs, as


1.

a kettle or caldron

Tripod. (Fréjus.)

which stood on three legs over the fire (Hom. Il. xxiii. 702; Isidor. Orig. xx. 8, 5).


2.

A threelegged stool (Isidor. Orig. xx. 11, 12).


3.

The seat of the Pythian priestess at Delphi. (See Delphi; Oracula.)


4.

A sort of stand made of bronze or marble and either dedicated in a temple or used as an altar.

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