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σκάφιον [α^] (A) (not σκαφίον), τό, Dim. of σκάφη,
A.small bowl or basin, Thphr.CP4.16.3, PLond.2.402 ii 13 (ii B.C.), PHamb.10.36 (ii A.D.), etc.; used in baths, Lyc. ap. Ath.11.501f; small cup, Phylarch. 44 J., Inscr.Délos 442 B 43, al. (ii B.C.).
2. woman's chamberpot or nightstool, Ar.Th.633, Eup.46.
II. a fashion of haircutting (borrowed from the Scythians), in which the hair was cut close off round the head, so as to leave it only on the crown, which then looked like a bowl, “σκάφιον ἀποκεκαρμένηAr.Th.838; “ς. ἀποτετιλμένοςId.Av.806: hence,
2. crown of the head, ἵνα μὴ καταγῇς τὸ ς. Id.Fr.604.
b. occiput, Ruf.Oss.2.
c. name of a bandage for the head, Sor.Fasc.3.
III. in pl., = ἰσχία, τά, Poll.2.183.
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