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BOMBYLIOS or BOMBYLE (βομβυλιός or βομβυλή, Hesych. s. v.; Schol. ad Apollon. 2.569), a narrow-necked vessel, so called, according

Bombylios. (Dennis, Etruria, i. p. cxxv.)

to the grammarians, from the gurgling sound caused by the flow of the liquid from it, like the buzzing sound made by humble-bees (βομβυλιοί). (Bekker, Anecd. p. 220; Phavorin., Erotian., Suid. s.v. Athen. 11.784; cf. BESA


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