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p381 Cymba

Unsigned article on p381 of

William Smith, D.C.L., LL.D.:
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, John Murray, London, 1875.

CYMBA (κύμβη) is derived from κύμβος, a hollow, and is employed to signify any small kind of boat used on lakes, rivers, &c. (Cic. De Off. III.14; Aen. VI.303). It appears to have been much the same as the ἀκάτιον and scapha.

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