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καρχήσιον , Dor. καρχα^ρ-άσιον [Χα_], τό,
A.drinking-cup narrower in the middle than at the top and bottom, Sapph.51.3, Pherecyd.13J., Cratin.38, Herodor.16J., S.Fr.660, Callix.3, IG12.265, al., 22.47, 12 (8).51.25 (Imbros, ii B. C.).
II. mast-head of a ship, through which the halyards worked, ζυγὸν καρχασίου sailyard, Pi.N.5.51, cf. Hp.Art. 43, Luc.Merc.Cond.1 (interpol.), Asclep. Myrl. ap. Ath.11.474f: in pl., E.Hec.1261, Plu.Them.12; cf. sq.--In Epicr.10 there is a play on the double meaning (1 and 11).
III. triangular instrument used in carpentry, Hsch.
IV. cage or chamber in a torsion-engine, Ph.Bel.74.15, HeroBel.88.5 (Χαλκ- codd.), Ath.Mech.35.4.
V. crane for unloading ships, Vitr.10.2.10, 10.16.3.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Euripides, Hecuba, 1261
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 660
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 43
    • Plutarch, Themistocles, 12
    • Lucian, De mercede, 1
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