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[kur-nos] /ˈkɜr nɒs/
noun, plural kernoi
[kur-noi] /ˈkɜr nɔɪ/ (Show IPA).
Greek Antiquity.
a Mycenaean ceramic piece, usually in the form of a ring, to which were attached a number of cups or vases.
Origin of kernos
1900-05; < Greek kérnos Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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

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