Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Pl. cotylæ (-lē). In Greek antiquity: A small drinking- or dipping-vessel, the exact form of which is uncertain.
- n. An ancient Greek unit of capacity, varying from less than half a pint to a quart, United States (old wine) measure. The Attic cotyle, being the 144th of a metretes, was, according to extant measuring-vessels, 0.269 liter. That of Egypt under the Ptolemies was about the same. The cotyle of Ægina was probably 1.42 of the Attic, or 0.382 liter. The Pergamenian cotyle is said to be
of the Attic, or 0.462 liter. The cotyle of Laconia, according to a standard found at Gythium, was 0.954 liter. At least half a dozen different cotylæ were in use in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt, and there were probably many others throughout the Greek world.
- n. In anatomy and zoology, a cup-like cavity; an acetabulum. The socket of the femur; the acetabulum of the haunch-bone, receiving the head of the thigh-bone.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] In ornithology, an erroneous form of Cotile.
- n. Any of several cup-shaped organs in various animals
“It should be particularly known that the union of all bones is, for the most part, by a head and socket (cotyle); in some of these the place (socket?) is cotyloid and oblong, and in some the socket is glenoid (shallow?).”
“Having thus escaped the danger, the Romans threw their sentinel down the rock; while on Manlius they conferred by vote a reward for his bravery, intended more for honour than advantage; for each man gave him a day's rations, which consisted of half a Roman pound of meal, and the fourth part of a Greek cotyle of wine.”
“And then my etymological heart quickened in the presence of the Grand Design, for there was one more definition: "One of the cotyle-dons or lobes of the placenta in ruminating animals.”
“ISfchias iifdem remediis curatur, praeterquam quod repelletia no admittat, fed purgato cor - pore, valenter foras ex profunda cotyle trahen - tibus: vt, cataplafmate ex ftercore colubinoin - diget.”
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