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chalice

[chal-is] /ˈtʃæl ɪs/
noun
1.
Ecclesiastical.
  1. a cup for the wine of the Eucharist or Mass.
  2. the wine contained in it.
2.
a drinking cup or goblet.
3.
a cuplike blossom.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English < Middle French < Latin calici- (stem of calix) cup; replacing Middle English caliz, calc, Old English calic < Latin calici-, as above
Related forms
chaliced
[chal-ist] /ˈtʃæl ɪst/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chaliced

chaliced

/ˈtʃælɪst/
adjective
1.
(of plants) having cup-shaped flowers

chalice

/ˈtʃælɪs/
noun
1.
(poetic) a drinking cup; goblet
2.
(Christianity) a gold or silver cup containing the wine at Mass
3.
the calyx of a flower, esp a cup-shaped calyx
Word Origin
C13: from Old French, from Latin calix cup; related to Greek kalux calyx
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Word Origin and History for chaliced
chalice
12c., from Anglo-Fr., from L. calix (acc. calicem) "cup," cognate with Gk. kylix. Ousted O.E. cognate cælic, an ecclesiastical borrowing of the L. word.
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Encyclopedia Article for chaliced

chalice

a cup used in the celebration of the Christian Eucharist. Both the statement of St. Paul about "the cup of blessing which we bless" (1 Corinthians 10:16) and the accounts of the institution of the Eucharist in the first three Gospels indicate that special rites of consecration attended the use of the chalice from the beginning. It was not until the recognition of Christianity by the Roman Empire in the 4th century that silver and gold became the usual materials for the chalice. In the Middle Ages the legend of the Holy Grail surrounded the origins of the eucharistic chalice with a magical aura.

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