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cūpa, ae, f. [cf. κύπτω], a tub, cask, tun, vat, etc., for holding liquids, esp. wine, Varr. ap. Non. p. 83, 24 sq.; Pall. 1, 18, 2; 1, 38, 1; Cic. Pis. 27, 67 (but acc. to Ernesti, a female vintner; cf. copa); Caes. B. C: 2, 11; Luc. 4, 420; also for grain, Dig. 19, 2, 31; and for the ashes of the dead, a niche, Inscr. Orell. 2697; 4550.