He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.
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George Leo Haydock
Dish. Hebrew sephel; whence the sympule of the Lydians, Tuscans, and Romans, was probably derived, denoting a bowl or jug with a handle, designed for libations. They were formerly made of potter's ware, fictilibus prolibatur sympuciis, or sympulis. (Pliny, xxxv. 13.) "Aut quis
Sympuvium ridere Numæ, nigrumve catinum
Aut vaticanas fragiles de monte patellas
Ausus erat. "(Juvenal, Sat. vi.) (Calmet)