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κρίβα^ν-ος , , Att. for κλίβανος (which is called Dor. in EM538.19, cf. Epich.143, and is the usu. form in Pap., PPetr.3p.328 (iii B. C.), etc.),
A.covered earthen vessel, wider at bottom than at top, wherein bread was baked by putting hot embers round it, Hdt.2.92 (in form κλιβ-), A.Fr.309, Ar.Ach.86, V.1153, al., Antiph.176.5; “οὕτως εἰμὶ ὡς εἰς κρίβανονPOxy. 1842.7 (vi A. D.); potter's oven, PCair.Zen.271.9 (iii B. C., κλ-).
2. funnel-shaped vessel, used for drawing water, Str.16.2.13 (κλ-).
II. underground channel or vaulted passage, in irrigation works, Sammelb. 7188.17 (ii B. C., κλ-).
2. hollow, cavern in a rock, Ael.NA 2.22.
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    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 1153
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.92
    • Strabo, Geography, 16.2.13
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 86
    • Aelian, De Natura Animalium, 2.22
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