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Cănēphŏrŏs (-phŏra , ae, Plin. 34, 8, 19, § 70), f., = Κανηφόρος, (she that bears a basket, v. κανηφόρος, and cf. Hor. S. 1, 3, 10; Ov. M. 2, 711 sq.),
I.paintings or statues of Greek artists, representing Athenian maidens, who, in the festivals of Juno, Diana, Minerva, Ceres, and Bacchus, bore different sacred utensils in wicker baskets (κάνη) on their heads; nom. sing. Canephoros (a work of Scopas), Plin. 36, 5, 4, § 25.— Nom. plur. Canephoroe = κανηφόροι (cf.: “Adelphoe, arctoe, etc.),Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 3, § 5 Zumpt N. cr.Acc. plur. Canephoros, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 3, § 5; 2, 4, 8, § 18 Zumpt N. cr.; cf. Plin. 34, 8, 19, § 70.—A collat. Latinized form, Canifera, acc. to Paul. ex Fest. p. 65 Müll.
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