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- n. Any of several cup-shaped organs in various animals
from The 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.
- n. In anatomy and zoology, a cup-like cavity; an acetabulum.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] In ornithology, an erroneous form of Cotile.
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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.