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psykter

or psycter

[sik-ter] /ˈsɪk tər/
noun, plural psykters. Greek and Roman Antiquity.
1.
a wine jar with an ovoid body tapering at the neck, set on a high foot: used for cooling wine.
Origin of psykter
1840-1850
1840-50; < Greek psȳktḗr, derivative of psȳ́chein to blow (cool); cf. Psyche, psychro-
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  • The psykter, or wine-cooler, was a double-walled vessel of the amphora type, rotund in shape.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young

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