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σκα?́φ-η , :
I. trough, tub, basin, or bowl (Hom. only in Dim. σκαφίς), Hdt.4.73, Ar.Ec.742, etc.; kneading-trough or baker's tray, Timocl.33, cf. Poll.10.102; wash-tub, bath, A.Fr.225, Hp.Steril.234; bowl or tray on which offerings were carried by metoeci at the Panathenaea, etc., IG12.844.6, 22.1388.46, al., Semus 5; cf. σκαφηφόρος: prov., “τὰ σῦκα σῦκα, τὴν σκάφην σκάφην λέγειApostol.15.95b, cf. Plu.2.178b, Luc.Hist.Conscr.41, Jul.Or. 7.208a.
2. light boat, skiff, Ar.Eq.1315 (with a pun on signf. 1), PCair.Zen.25.5 (iii B.C.), Plb.1.23.7; used for cargo, BGU1742.9 (i B.C.); boat-load, “ξύλωνPGrad.9.5 (iii B.C.).
3. child's cradle, Arist.Po.1454b25, Phylarch.36 J., Plu.Rom.3, Sor.1.106, al., Sch. Ar.Lys.138 (prob.).
4. grave, BCH24.394 (Bithynia).
II. concave sun-dial, Vitr.9.8.1, Cleom.1.10, cf. Poll.6.110. (Prob. orig. something dug or scooped out, fr. σκάπτω.)
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    • Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae, 742
    • Aristophanes, Knights, 1
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    • Aristotle, Poetics, 1454b.25
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.73
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.23.7
    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 138
    • Plutarch, Romulus, 3
    • Lucian, Quomodo historia conscribenda sit, 41
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