The generic name for a cup was poculum, but the Romans borrowed many of the Greek names, such as cantharus and scyphus.
What a plague is the family of cantharus; cursed be their pens!
cantharus, kan′tha-rus, n. a large two-handled drinking-cup: a laver in the atrium before ancient churches;—pl.
In the Sixth City appear forms more nearly approaching those of later times, particularly prototypes of the cantharus and scyphus.
The Black Bream (cantharus lineatus) is an omnivorous feeder, and will take both animal and vegetable baits.
The cantharus, (the beetle,) which is bred in the surrounding country, dies as soon as it touches this tract.
And for cantharus, first let the men of pitch take him, and plaster him without mercy; and be their pitch the vilest procurable.
In the centre of the court stood a cistern or fountain (cantharus, phiale), for drinking and ablutions.
One of the most precious of the treasures was the Bacchic cantharus, called the Cup of the Ptolomies.
He calls it "the vase of waters (cantharus aquarum), before the main entrance (of the church) of the blessed Paul."