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βόθρ-ος, ὁ, hole, trench, or pit dug in the ground, βόθρον ὀρύξαι Od. 10.517; βόθρου τ' ἐξέστρεψε [τὴν ἐλαίαν] Il.17.58; trough, Od.6.92: generally, hollow, X.An.4.5.6; grave, IG14.238 (Aerae); ritual pit for offerings to ὑποχθόνιοι θεοί, β. καὶ μέγαρα Porph.Antr.6.