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ἀμφορ-εύς , έως, : acc.
A.ἀμφορέαAr.Fr.299: dual “ἀμφορῆTelecl.2 D.: pl. “ἀμφορῆςAr.Nu.1203:—jar with narrow neck (“στενόστομον τὸ τεῦχοςId.Fr. 108), Hdt.4.163, Ar.Nu.1203, etc.; used for various purposes, esp. for keeping wine in, Pl.807, Fr.299; or milk, E.Cyc.327; for pickles, X. An.5.4.28.
2. ornament in shape of vase, “ὅρμος -έωνIG11(2).161B 38 (Delos, iii B.C.), cf. SIG2588.199 (ib., ii B.C.).
II. liquid measure, = μετρητής (Philyll.7, Moer.45, etc.), 1 1/2 Roman amphorae or nearly 9 gallons, Hdt.1.51, IG3.38, D.43.8, etc. (Shortened form of ἀμφιφορεύς, q.v., from having two handles.
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