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chalice

[chal-is] /ˈtʃæl ɪs/
noun
1.
Ecclesiastical.
  1. a cup for the wine of the Eucharist or Mass.
  2. the wine contained in it.
2.
a drinking cup or goblet.
3.
a cuplike blossom.
Origin of chalice
900
before 900; Middle English < Middle French < Latin calici- (stem of calix) cup; replacing Middle English caliz, calc, Old English calic < Latin calici-, as above
Related forms
chaliced
[chal-ist] /ˈtʃæl ɪst/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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chalice

/ˈtʃælɪs/
noun
1.
(poetic) a drinking cup; goblet
2.
(Christianity) a gold or silver cup containing the wine at Mass
3.
the calyx of a flower, esp a cup-shaped calyx
Word Origin
C13: from Old French, from Latin calix cup; related to Greek kalux calyx
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Word Origin and History for chalice
n.

early 14c., from Anglo-French chalice, from Old French chalice, collateral form of calice (Modern French calice), from Latin calicem (nominative calix) "cup," cognate with Greek kylix "cup, drinking cup, cup of a flower," from PIE root *kal- "cup." Ousted Old English cognate cælic, an ecclesiastical borrowing of the Latin word, and earlier Middle English caliz, from Old North French.

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