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  • [80] The choenix was a measure corresponding to our quart.

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 2

  • The choenix was about two pints, dry measure; the cotylè about half a pint.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Whoever shall touch my choenix, — for what is contained in the choenix is intended.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • [To the women that are just arriving; in a loud voice] Hurry yourselves then, for Glyce has sworn that the last comer shall forfeit three measures of wine and a choenix of pease.

    The Ecclesiazusae

  • Nothing excepting, quite recently, five bushels of barley, and even these you have only obtained with great difficulty, on proving you were not aliens, and then choenix by choenix.

    The Wasps

  • A man's full day's wage would purchase only a pint and a half of wheat (a choenix) and that would form but a _scant_ feeding for the day for himself.

    The Mark of the Beast

  • Hurry yourselves then, for Glycé has sworn that the last comer shall forfeit three measures of wine and a _choenix_ of pease.

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 2

  • The measure, or _choenix_, of wheat was the usual daily allowance of food for a man.

    The Revelation Explained

  • The extent is fore-known — "A choenix of wheat for a denarius."

    Commentary on Revelation

  • The usual price of a choenix was 1/8th of a denarius; so that corn, here, in this famine, is eight times its usual price.

    Commentary on Revelation


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  • See chœnix.

    September 1, 2008

  • n. A Greek dry measure, mentioned by Homer, and originally the daily ration of a man, but varying from a quart to over a quart and a half.

    November 12, 2016

  • Boys come to the Greek teacher's door

    When cheated by Cook and implore,

    "He's up to his mean tricks

    And shorting my choenix.

    I pray you, Dear Master, some more!"

    November 12, 2016