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χύτρ-α , , Ion. κύθρη Herod.Fr.3 Bgk., later Gr. κύθρα PTeb. 112.42, al. (ii B. C.), Choerob in Theod.2.146H.; Sicil. (acc. to Greg. Cor.p.341S.) κύτρα (but κύθρα is Dor. acc. to Choerob. in Theod.2.423H., and χύτρα is found in Epich.33): (χέω):—
A.earthen pot, pipkin, Ar.Ach.284 (troch.), Av.43, al., X.HG4.5.4, Antiph.70, Thphr. Char.10.5, etc.; “χύτρας ἴχνος ἀπὸ σποδοῦ ἀφάνιζεPythag. ap. Iamb. Protr.21.“λδ́; χύτραι δίωτοιPl.Hp.Ma.288d; “τοὐπίθημα τῆς χ. ἀφελώνHegesipp.1.13; children were exposed in pots, “τὸ δ᾽ ἐσέφερε γραῦς ἐν χύτρᾳ τὸ παιδίονAr.Th.505; cf. χυτρίζω.
3. αἱ χύτραι the pottery-market, Id.Lys.557 (anap.), Poll.7.163.
4. prov., χύτραις λημᾶν to have swellings as big as pipkins in the corners of the eye (cf. λημᾶν κολοκύνταις), Luc.Ind.23, Diogenian.5.63, Hsch.
5. name given to black figs by Mariandyni, Pherecr.68.4.
II. a kiss in which one held the other by the ears as by handles (cf. Pl. l. c.), “λαβοῦσα τῶν ὤτων φίλησον τὴν χύτρανEunic.1.
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