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flagon

[flag-uh n] /ˈflæg ən/
noun
1.
a large bottle for wine, liquors, etc.
2.
a container for holding liquids, as for use at table, especially one with a handle, a spout, and usually a cover.
Origin
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English, variant of flakon < Middle French fla(s)con < Late Latin flascōn- (stem of flascō) flask
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Examples for flagons
  • Drinks include mulled wine, claret, and flagons of ale and mead.
  • His companion now emptied the contents of the keg into large flagons, and made signs to him to wait upon the company.
  • Indeed, before the gathering broke up, flagons as well as candies had to be renewed.
British Dictionary definitions for flagons

flagon

/ˈflæɡən/
noun
1.
a large bottle of wine, cider, etc
2.
a vessel having a handle, spout, and narrow neck
Word Origin
C15: from Old French flascon, from Late Latin flascō, probably of Germanic origin; see flask
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Word Origin and History for flagons
flagon
mid-15c., from M.Fr. flacon, from O.Fr. flacon, from L.L. flasconem "bottle" (see flask).
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flagons in the Bible

Heb. ashishah, (2 Sam. 6:19; 1 Chr. 16:3; Cant. 2:5; Hos. 3:1), meaning properly "a cake of pressed raisins." "Flagons of wine" of the Authorized Version should be, as in the Revised Version, "cakes of raisins" in all these passages. In Isa. 22:24 it is the rendering of the Hebrew _nebel_, which properly means a bottle or vessel of skin. (Comp. 1 Sam. 1:24; 10:3; 25:18; 2 Sam. 16:1, where the same Hebrew word is used.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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