Origin of cantharus
< Latin < Greek kántharos
- a deep bowl set upon a stem terminating in a foot and having two handles rising from the brim and curving downward to join the body.
Origin of kantharos
First recorded in 1895–1900, kantharos is from the Greek word kántharos
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Examples from the Web for cantharus
What a plague is the family of Cantharus; cursed be their pens!The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. I (of II)
Walter M. Chandler
Cantharus, kan′tha-rus, n. a large two-handled drinking-cup: a laver in the atrium before ancient churches;—pl.
The Black Bream (Cantharus lineatus) is an omnivorous feeder, and will take both animal and vegetable baits.The Sea Shore
William S. Furneaux
In the Sixth City appear forms more nearly approaching those of later times, particularly prototypes of the cantharus and scyphus.
The Cantharus, (the beetle,) which is bred in the surrounding country, dies as soon as it touches this tract.