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Lewis : vas

vas, vās, vāsis; plur. vāsa, ōrum (anteclass. collat. form of the nom. sing. vāsum, Cato ap. Gell. 13, 23, 1; Fab. Pict. ap. Non. 544, 26; Plaut. Truc. 1, 1, 33 sq.: vasus fictilis, Petr. 57, 8; dat. plur. vasibus, Gargil. Martial. Pomif. Arb. 4, 4; apocopated, vas' argenteis, for vasis, acc. to Cic. Or. 45, 153), n. Sanscr. root, vas-, to put on; vastram, clothing; Gr. ἕννυμι, εἷμα ; Lat. vestis. In gen., a vessel, dish; also, a utensil, implement of any kind: vasa ahena ex aedibus (rapere), Plaut. Ps. 2, 2, 61: aliquod vasum argenteum Aut aliquod vasum ahenum, id. Truc. 1, 1, 33: nihil relinquo in aedibus Nec vas nec vestimentum, Ter. Heaut. 1, 1, 89: corpus quasi vas est, aut aliquod animi receptaculum, Cic. Tusc. 1, 22, 52; cf. Vulg. 1 Thess. 4, 4: quassatis undique vasis, Diffluere umorem, Lucr. 3, 435: sincerum est nisi vas, quodcumque infundis acescit, Hor. Ep. 1, 2, 54: vinarium, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 27, § 62: argentea, id. ib.; Hor. S. 2, 7, 72: Corinthia et Deliaca, Cic. Rosc. Am. 46, 133: Samia, Plaut. Capt. 2, 2, 41; Cic. Mur. 36, 75: escaria, Plin. 37, 2, 7, § 18.—Of implements for supporting any thing: si vasa sint legata, non solum ea continentur, quae aliquid in se recipiunt edendi bibendique causā paratum, sed etiam quae aliquid sustineant: et ideo scutellas vel promulsidaria contineri, Dig. 34, 2, 20.

Military equipments, baggage: ille ex Siciliā jam castra commoverat et vasa collegerat, had packed up, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 19, § 40: vasa colligere, Liv. 21, 47, 2; 27, 47, 8; cf. trop.: vasa in senectute colligere, Sen. Ep. 19, 1: vasa conclamare, to give the signal for packing up, Caes. B. C. 1, 66: 3, 37.

Agricultural implements: vasa quae utilia culturae sunt, aratrum, ligones, sarcula, falces, bidentes, Dig. 33, 7, 8.

Of beehives, Col. 9, 6, 1.

Of hunting implements, Grat. Cyn. 219.

In mal. part., Auct. Priap. 70; cf. in a double sense, Plaut. Poen. 4, 2, 41.