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κα^νήφορ-ος (parox.), ον,
A.carrying a basket: Κανηφόροι, αἱ, at Athens, title of maidens who carried baskets in procession at festivals, Ar.Ach.242 (sg.), al. (cf. Sch. ad loc.), Hermipp.26, IG22.896.9 (sg.); represented in works of art, Cic.Verr.4.3.5, Plin.HN36.25; elsewh., as title of priestess, “κ. θεᾶς ἈρτέμιδοςCIG4362 (Pisid.); “κ. Ἀρσινόης ΦιλαδέλφουPCair.Zen.3 (iii B.C.), PTeb.176 (iii/ii B.C.), cf. PStrassb.83.10 (ii B.C.), etc.
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    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 242
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 36.25
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