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φάτν-η , ,
2. βοῦς ἐπὶ φ., proverb. of ease and comfort, Philostr.Im.2.10; also “πλουσίαν ἔχειν φ.E.Fr.378; “φάτναις ἀργυραῖς χρῆσθαιStr.3.2.14; ἐν τῇ φ. κύων 'the dog in the manger', Luc.Tim.14, cf. AP12.236 (Strat.); θεραπεύειν τὴν φ. τινός to court one who feeds you, Ael.Fr.107; τοὺς ἐκ τῆς αὐτῆς οἱονεὶ φ. ἐδηδοκότας ib.39: τὴν αὐτὴν φ. ζητεῖν to return to their old haunts, Eub.129.
II. = φάτνωμα 1, IG11(2).161 A46 (Delos, iii B. C.): pl., ib.42(1).109 iii 85, al. (Epid., iii B. C.), D.S.1.66.
III. socket of tooth, Poll.2.93.
IV. the Manger, name of the nebula (star-cluster) between the ὄνοι in Cancer, Thphr. Sign.23, al., Arat.892,898, Eratosth.Cat.11, Ptol.Tetr.23. (Later Gr. πάθνη acc. to Moer., but φάτνη in Attic and Delian Inscrr., IG22.1487.37, 11(2).l. c., Inscr.Déios504 A6, B9: bhndh, cf. Skt. badhnāti 'tie', Celt. benn 'wicker chariot'.)
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