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[oi-nok-oh-ee] /ɔɪˈnɒk oʊˌi/
noun, plural oinochoes, oinochoai
[oi-nok-oh-ahy] /ɔɪˈnɒk oʊˌaɪ/ (Show IPA).
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 of oinochoe
1870-75; < Greek oinochóē wine jug, equivalent to oîno(s) wine + choḗ a pouring, liquid offering (derivative of cheîn to pour) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The oinochoe was used in serving the guests from the krater.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young

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