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[kan-ther-uh s] /ˈkæn θər əs/
noun, plural kantharoi
[kan-thuh-roi] /ˈkæn θəˌrɔɪ/ (Show IPA).
Greek and Roman Antiquity
a deep bowl set upon a stem terminating in a foot and having two handles rising from the brim and curving downward to join the body.
Also, cantharus.
1895-1900; < Greek kántharos Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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drinking cup in Attic Greek pottery from the period of the red-figure and black-figure styles (qq.v.). The kantharos is in the form of a deep cup, with loop-shaped handles arising from the bottom of the body and extending high above the brim.

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