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ἀγγεῖον, Ion. ἀγγειο-ήιον, τό, vessel for holding liquid or dry substances (τοῦτο ..ξηροῖς καὶ ὑγροῖς ..ἐργασθέν, ἀγγεῖον ὃ δὴ μιᾶ̔ κλήσει προσφθεγγόμεθα Pl.Plt.287e); of metal, ἀργύρεα ἀ. silver jars or vases for water, Hdt.1.188; ἀργυρᾶ καὶ χαλκᾶ ἀ. Plu.2.695b; ἐν ἀ. χαλκψ̂ mortar, Thphr.Lap.60; ξύλινα ἀ. tubs, Hdt.4.2; vessels for holding money, in a treasury, Id.2.121.β'; for masons' use, Th.4.4; ὀστράκινα ἀ. Hp.Mul.2.193, LXX La.4.2; pails or buckets used by firemen, Plu.Rom.20; sacks of leather, θύλακοι καὶ ἄλλα ἀ. X.An. 6.4.23; τὰς ῥαφὰς τῶν ἀ. Plu.Lys.16; for corn, LXX Ge.42.25; for wine, LXX I Ki.25.18; for bread, I Ki.9.7; box for petitions, PTaur. I ii 6 (ii B. C.), etc.

2. receptacle, reservoir, X.Oec.9.2, Pl.Lg. 845e; bed of the sea, Pl.Criti.111a.

3. coffin, sarcophagus, IG 12(2).494 (Lesbos), BSA17.227 (Pamphyl.), etc.

II. of the human or animal body, vessel, cavity, Hp.Morb.4.37, Arist.HA521b6, PA680b33; of the veins, Id.HA511b17, al.; the lungs, Id.GA787b3; the female breast, Id.PA692a12; afterbirth, Sor.2.57; of plants, capsule, Thphr.HP1.11.1:—
later, the body itself, M.Ant.3.3, cf. Secund. Sent.7.