Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[oi-nok-oh-ee] /ɔɪˈnɒk oʊˌi/
noun, plural oinochoes, oinochoai
[oi-nok-oh-ahy] /ɔɪˈnɒk oʊˌaɪ/ (Show IPA).
Greek and Roman Antiquity.
a wine pitcher or jug, characterized by a curved handle extending from the lip to the shoulder, and a round or trefoil mouth.
Also, oenochoe.
Origin of oinochoe
1870-75; < Greek oinochóē wine jug, equivalent to oîno(s) wine + choḗ a pouring, liquid offering (derivative of cheîn to pour) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for oinochoe
Historical Examples
  • The oinochoe was used in serving the guests from the krater.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young

Word of the Day

Nearby words for oinochoe

Word Value for oinochoe

Scrabble Words With Friends