cylix

cylix

[sahy-liks, sil-iks]
noun, plural cylices [sil-uh-seez] .
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cylix (ˈsaɪlɪks, ˈsɪl-)
 
n , pl -lices
a variant of kylix

kylix or cylix (ˈkaɪlɪks, ˈkɪl-, ˈkaɪlɪks, ˈkɪl-)
 
n , pl -likes
a shallow two-handled drinking vessel used in ancient Greece
 
[C19: from Greek kulix cup; compare chalice]
 
cylix or cylix (ˈkaɪlɪks, ˈkɪl-, ˈkaɪlɪks, ˈkɪl-, -lɪˌkiːz)
 
n
 
[C19: from Greek kulix cup; compare chalice]

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cylix

in ancient Greek pottery, wide-bowled drinking cup with horizontal handles, one of the most popular pottery forms from Mycenaean times through the classical Athenian period. There was usually a painted frieze around the outer surface, depicting a subject from mythology or everyday life, and on the bottom of the inside a painting often depicting a dancing or drinking scene. Kylikes were often produced in sets to accompany a wine serving vessel, or krater.

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