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krater

or cra·ter

[krey-ter]
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noun Greek and Roman Antiquity.
  1. a mixing bowl characterized by a wide mouth and body with two handles projecting vertically from the juncture of the neck and body, used to mix wine and water.
Compare kelebe.

Origin of krater

1855–60; < Greek krātḗr; see crater
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Examples from the Web for krater

Historical Examples

  • The oinochoe was used in serving the guests from the krater.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young

  • The dinos was another form of the wine vessel, open-mouthed, round in body and base, and allied to the krater.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young

  • The arystichos was also used for serving from the krater, a usage which gave rise to several other shapes.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young

  • The krater or crater (Fig. 40) was a large, open-mouthed vessel used for mixing wine with water.


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