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σίφων , ωνος, ,= καλάμη τοῦ ἀγρίου καλάμου, Gloss.: hence,, pipe, Aen.Tact.18.10, Anon.Lond.26.51; καλάμινος ς. Dsc.Eup.2.35; esp.,
1. siphon, used for drawing wine out of the cask or jar, Hippon.56, PEleph.5.4 (iii B.C.); “καμπύλος ς., τουτέστι σωλήνHero Spir.1.1.
b. drainage-tube for hydrocele, Gal.10.988.
c. pump, PLond.3.1177.129 (ii A.D.).
2. fire-engine, Apollod.Poliorc. 174.5, Hsch.: generally, service-pipe for water in houses, Str.5.3.8.
3. water-spout, Olymp. in Mete.13.15, Sch.Arat.785.
4. αἵματος ἀνδρῶν σίφωνες blood-suckers, i.e. mosquitoes, AP5.150 (Mel.).
5. sens. obsc. for τὸ αἰδοῖον, E.Cyc.439 (s.v.l.).
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