pelike

pelike

[pel-i-kee]
noun, plural pelikai [pel-i-kahy] . Greek and Roman Antiquity.
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:
1870–75; < Greek pelíkē pitcher

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