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Obba

ἄμβιξ). A drinking-cup made of earthenware or wood (Pers. v. 148; Varro ap. Non. p. 545 Müll.), and of uncertain shape. The epithet sessilis applied to it by Persius (Conington's “squab noggin”) suggests a vessel with a broad bottom.

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