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ὀχετός , , (ὄχος, ὀχέω)
A.means for carrying water, water-pipe, made of leather, Hdt.3.9; when carried underground, sts. of wood, IG12.373.64, 66,22.1672.305; of stone, . λίθινος κρυπτός ib.7.4255.5 (Oropus, iv B. C.); material not named, Th.6.100, Pl.Phd.112c, etc.; “τοὺς προϋπάρχοντας . κρυπτοὺς ποιεῖνOGI483.74 (Pergam.); conduit, channel, Arist.Pol.1303b13, al.; . μετέωροι open drains, Id.Ath.50.2, OGI483.63 (Pergam.); = ἀφεδρών, Ev.Marc.7.19 (cod. D).
2. in Anatomy, τῆς ἀρτηρίας ὀχετοί ducts leading to the lungs, Pl.Ti.70d; “οἱ τοῦ αἵματος .Poll.2.217; of the urinal and intestinal canals, Hp. Art.48, 50, X.Mem.1.4.6; ὥσπερ ἐξ ὀχετῶν (of sweat), Hp.Epid.6.3.1.
II. in pl., streams, Pi.O.5.12; “Σιμούντιοι .E.Or.809 (lyr.), IA 767 (lyr.).
III. metaph., “βαθὺς . ἄταςPi.O.10(11).37; παρεκτρέποντες . ὥστε μὴ θανεῖν making a side channel or means of escape, E. Supp.1111; ὀχετοὶ βοτρύων pherecr. 130.7, cf. Telecl.1.9; ἐν τοῖς μεριστοῖς . currents, Dam.Pr.127, cf. 130, 206.
IV. Att. for βόρβορος acc. to Hellad. ap. Phot.p.535 B.
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    • Aristotle, Constitution of the Athenians, 50.2
    • Euripides, Iphigeneia in Aulis, 767
    • Euripides, Orestes, 809
    • Euripides, Suppliants, 1111
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.9
    • New Testament, Mark, 7.19
    • Plato, Phaedo, 112c
    • Plato, Timaeus, 70d
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 1.4.6
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 48
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 50
    • Thucydides, Histories, 6.100
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