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κοτυλ-ηδών , όνος, ,
A.any cup-shaped hollow or cavity:
1. in pl., suckers on the arms (πλεκτάναι) of the poulp or octopus, Od.5.433, in Ep. dat. πρὸς κοτυληδονόφιν, cf. Arist.HA524a2, PA685b3, Thphr.HP9.13.6, Ath.11.479b; also on the feet of the κάραβος, Arist.HA527a25: sg., Luc.Musc.Enc. 3.
2. in pl., cotyledons, foetal and uterine vascular connexious (in animals), Hp.Aph.5.45, Arist.GA745b33, al.: wrongly expld. as “κοιλότητες . . ἐν αἷς τὴν ἀνατροφὴν τοῦ ἐμβρύου γίνεσθαιDiocl.Fr.27, cf. Gal.2.905.
3. = κοτύλη 2, socket of the hip-joint, Ar.V.1495, Arist. HA493a24, Milet.6.22 (iii B. C.).
4. hollow of a cup, Nic.Al. 626.
5. plant, prob. navelwort, Cotyledon Umbilicus, Hp.Steril. 230, Nic.Th.681, Dsc.4.91, Gal.12.41; another species, C. sterilis, Dsc.4.92.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 1495
    • Homer, Odyssey, 5.433
    • Hippocrates, Aphorismi, 5.45
    • Lucian, Muscae Encomium, 3
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