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kernos

[kur-nos]
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noun, plural ker·noi [kur-noi] /ˈkɜr nɔɪ/. Greek Antiquity.
  1. a Mycenaean ceramic piece, usually in the form of a ring, to which were attached a number of cups or vases.

Origin of kernos

First recorded in 1900–05, kernos is from the Greek word kérnos
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Historical Examples

  • This kind of vase is supposed to be the kernos, used in the mystic ceremonies to hold small quantities of viands.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things

    Edmund Fillingham King