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κλεψ-ύδρα , Ion. κλεψ-ύδρη , , (ὕδωρ)
A.pipette, = ὑδράρπαξ, a small vessel with one or more perforations below and an air-vent above, for transferring small quantities of liquid, Emp.100.9, Arist.Ph.213a27, Pr. 914b9, al., Hero Spir.2.27 (described in 1.7), Cael.524.19, in Ph.647.26.
II. water-clock, a water-butt with a narrow orifice underneath, through which the water trickled slowly, for measuring periods of time, used to time speeches in the law-courts, Ar.V.93, 857, Arist.Ath.67.2, etc.; “πρὸς κλεψύδρας ἀγωνίζεσθαιId.Po.1451a8; “τὴν ὀπὴν βῦσον τῆς κλεψύδρηςHerod.2.43; for measuring military watches, Aen.Tact.22.24; for astronomical measurements, Procl. Hyp.4.74 (in the form of a perforated bowl floating on water, Gal. Anim.Pass.2.5); rarely for other purposes, Eub.p.182 K., Epin.2; “εἰς τὴν ἐκπλήρωσιν τῆς κ.Herophil. ap. Marcellin.Puls.265.
III. name of an ebbing well, in the Acropolis at Athens, Ar.Av.1695 (lyr.); at Ithome, Abh.Berl.Akad.1904(2).14 (ii B.C.), Paus. 4.31.6.
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    • Aristophanes, Birds, 1695
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 857
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 93
    • Aristotle, Constitution of the Athenians, 67.2
    • Aristotle, Poetics, 1451a.8
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 4.31.6
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