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ὑδρ-ία , , (ὕδωρ)
A.water-pot, pitcher, Ar.V.926, Ec.678 (anap.), LXX Ec.12.6, CIG2855.10 (Branchidae), Ev.Jo.2.6, etc.; ὑδρίης πέρι δῆρις (cf. ἀμφορίτης) A.R.4.1767: prov., ἐπὶ θύραις τὴν ὑδρίαν to break the pitcher at the door, 'there's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip', Arist.Rh.1363a7.
II. vessel of any kind, e. g. wine-pot, Ar.Fr. 136; a pot of money, Id.Av.602 (anap.) (ἐν ὑδρίαις γὰρ ἔκειντο οἱ θησαυροί Sch. ad loc.(603)), cf. IG11(2).161 B100 (Delos, iii B. C.); “. χαλκῆD.47.52; . χρυσῆ, ἀργυρᾶ, IG22.204.35; ὑδρίαι ἄρτων πέντε bread-pans, POxy.155.4 (vi A. D.).
2. balloting urn, esp. in lawcourts, etc., IG9(1).334.45 (Locr., v B. C.), Isoc.17.33, Plu.TG11.
3. cinerary urn, Id.Phil.21, Luc.Dem.Enc.29, etc.
4. water-clock, S.E.M.5.75, Jul.Caes.325c. [ι_ in A.R. l.c., where ὑδρείης is v.l.]
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (10):
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 602
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 603
    • Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae, 678
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 926
    • Demosthenes, Against Evergus and Mnesibulus, 52
    • Isocrates, Trapeziticus, 33
    • New Testament, John, 2.6
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.1767
    • Old Testament, Ecclesiastes, 12.6
    • Plutarch, Philopoemen, 21
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