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kylix

[kahy-liks, kil-iks] /ˈkaɪ lɪks, ˈkɪl ɪks/
noun, plural kylikes
[kahy-li-keez, kil-i-] /ˈkaɪ lɪˌkiz, ˈkɪl ɪ-/ (Show IPA).
Greek and Roman Antiquity
1.
a shallow bowl having two horizontal handles projecting from the sides, often set upon a stem terminating in a foot: used as a drinking cup.
Also, cylix.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Greek kýlix cup
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British Dictionary definitions for kylix

kylix

/ˈkaɪlɪks; ˈkɪl-/
noun (pl) -likes (-lɪˌkiːz)
1.
a shallow two-handled drinking vessel used in ancient Greece
Word Origin
C19: from Greek kulix cup; compare chalice
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Word Origin and History for kylix
n.

from Greek kylix "cup," cognate with Latin calix, from PIE root *kal- "cup" (see chalice).

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Encyclopedia Article for kylix

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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