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[skahy-fos] /ˈskaɪ fɒs/
noun, plural skyphoi
[skahy-foi] /ˈskaɪ fɔɪ/ (Show IPA).
Greek and Roman Antiquity
a cup characterized by a deep bowl, two handles projecting horizontally near the rim, and either a flat base or a foot.
Also, scyphus.
Origin of skyphos
1855-60; < Greek skýphos cup, can Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The skyphos was the generic name applied also to a few special shapes now unknown.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young
  • Tazza of pure gold, 0m.12 high, in the shape of a Greek "skyphos," with handles ending with winged male figures.

    Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes

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