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[gob-lit] /ˈgɒb lɪt/
a drinking glass with a foot and stem.
Archaic. a bowl-shaped drinking vessel with no handles.
Origin of goblet
1300-50; Middle English gobelet < Old French, diminutive of gobel cup ≪ Celtic Unabridged
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  • “Give it for half a drachma a goblet, and we will taste it,” said one of the merchants.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • And the scholar sat over his goblet and was grateful for the gift of life.

  • Whereupon he forgot the breakfast and all around him, and stood gazing at the goblet, lost in thought.

    Debit and Credit Gustav Freytag
  • The nurse took a napkin off a goblet of chilled fruit juice.

    The Game of Rat and Dragon Cordwainer Smith
  • He raised his goblet and drank to the health of his guest, and all sorrow departed from them.

  • I filled a goblet with the liquor and placed it to the priest's lips.

  • There is blood upon this settle, there is blood upon this table, there is blood upon this goblet.

    Robert Annys: Poor Priest Annie Nathan Meyer
  • In one small hand he held a Venetian goblet, in the other a bottle of medicine.

    Sacrifice Stephen French Whitman
  • The goblet struck him full on the nose, by which it was shivered to pieces, and his nose and face sadly cut.

  • The count stood up and presented the first goblet to the emperor.

    Legends of the Rhine Wilhelm Ruland
British Dictionary definitions for goblet


a vessel for drinking, usually of glass or metal, with a base and stem but without handles
(archaic) a large drinking cup shaped like a bowl
Word Origin
C14: from Old French gobelet a little cup, from gobel ultimately of Celtic origin
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Word Origin and History for goblet

late 14c., from Old French gobelet "goblet, cup," diminutive of gobel "cup," probably related to gobe "gulp down" (see gob).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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goblet in the Bible

a laver or trough for washing garments. In Cant. 7:2, a bowl or drinking vessel, a bowl for mixing wine; in Ex. 24:6, a sacrificial basin. (See CUP.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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