to the grammarians, from the gurgling sound caused by the flow of
the liquid from it, like the buzzing sound made by humble-bees (βομβυλιοί). (Bekker, Anecd. p.
220; Phavorin., Erotian., Suid. s.v. Athen.
11.784; cf. BESA）
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