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φείδων , ωνος, ,
A.oil-can with a narrow neck, that lets only a little run out, Poll.10.179, cf. 11.1.
II. as pr.n. Φείδων , king of Argos, the author of Peloponnesian weights and measures, Hdt.6.127:— hence Adj. φειδώνειος or φειδώνιος , α, ον, μέτραArist.Ath.10.2, Fr.480, Thphr.Char.30.11, Str.8.3.33 (Poll. l. c. connects signf. 1 with the Adj.); “μέδιμνοι Φ.Delph.3(5).3 ii 3 (iv B. C.).
2. name of an old man in Com., Thrifty, Antiph.191.21, etc.:—hence Com. patron. φειδωνίδης [ι^], ου, , Thrifty-son, Ar.Nu.65.
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    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 65
    • Aristotle, Constitution of the Athenians, 10.2
    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.127
    • Strabo, Geography, 8.3.33
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