choenix

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See also: chœnix

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek χοῖνιξ (khoînix).

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choenix (plural choenixes or choenices)

  1. A dry measure of 2 pints or greater.
    • 1942, George Rawlinson, transl., “Erato”, in The Persian Wars[1], translation of original by Herodotus:
      If the kings do not come to the public supper, each of them must have two choenixes of meal and a cotyle of wine sent home to him at his house; if they come, they are given a double quantity of each, and the same when any private man invites them to his table.

References[edit]

  • chœnix in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911