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stamnos

[stam-nos] /ˈstæm nɒs/
noun, plural stamnoi
[stam-noi] /ˈstæm nɔɪ/ (Show IPA).
Greek and Roman Antiquity
1.
a storage jar having an oval body tapering at the base and two horizontal handles set on the shoulder.
Compare amphora, pelike.
Origin of stamnos
1835-1845
1835-45; < Greek stámnos; akin to histánai to cause to stand; see stand
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