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[kahy-liks, kil-iks] /ˈkaɪ lɪks, ˈkɪl ɪks/
noun, plural kylikes
[kahy-li-keez, kil-i-] /ˈkaɪ lɪˌkiz, ˈkɪl ɪ-/ (Show IPA).
Greek and Roman Antiquity.
a shallow bowl having two horizontal handles projecting from the sides, often set upon a stem terminating in a foot: used as a drinking cup.
Also, cylix.
Origin of kylix
First recorded in 1890-95, kylix is from the Greek word kýlix cup Unabridged
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/ˈkaɪlɪks; ˈkɪl-/
noun (pl) -likes (-lɪˌkiːz)
a shallow two-handled drinking vessel used in ancient Greece
Word Origin
C19: from Greek kulix cup; compare chalice
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Word Origin and History for kylix

from Greek kylix "cup," cognate with Latin calix, from PIE root *kal- "cup" (see chalice).

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