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pelike

[pel-i-kee] /ˈpɛl ɪˌki/
noun, plural pelikai
[pel-i-kahy] /ˈpɛl ɪˌkaɪ/ (Show IPA).
Greek and Roman Antiquity
1.
a storage jar with two handles extending from the lip to the shoulder, characterized by an oval body that is wider at the base than at the neck and rests on a foot.
Compare amphora, stamnos.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Greek pelíkē pitcher
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