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obba , ae, f., a vessel large at the bottom,
I.a beaker, noggin; a decanter: “obba poculi genus, quod nunc ubba dicitur. Varro: obbas et Cumanos calices,Non. 146, 8 sq.; cf.: “obba poculi genus vel ligneum vel ex sparto. Varro (here follows the passage just cited): idem Epistola ad Marullium: utrum meridie an vesperi libentius ad obbam accedas,Non. 545, 2 sq.; Pers. 5, 148; Tert. Apol. 13. (But in Plin. 18, 7, 10, § 53, the correct read. is phoba, v. Sillig. ad h. l.)
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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 18.53
    • Persius, Saturae, 5
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