oinochoe

oinochoe

[oi-nok-oh-ee]
noun, plural oinochoes, oinochoai [oi-nok-oh-ahy] . Greek and Roman Antiquity.
a wine pitcher or jug, characterized by a curved handle extending from the lip to the shoulder, and a round or trefoil mouth.
Also, oenochoe.


Origin:
1870–75; < Greek oinochóē wine jug, equivalent to oîno(s) wine + choḗ a pouring, liquid offering (derivative of cheîn to pour)

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oinochoe

wine jug from the classical period of Greek pottery. A graceful vessel with delicately curved handle and trefoil-shaped mouth, the oinochoe was revived during the Renaissance and again during the Neoclassical period of the 18th century.

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