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[sahy-uh-thuh s]
noun, plural cy·a·thi [sahy-uh-thahy] /ˈsaɪ əˌθaɪ/.
  1. kyathos.
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Origin of cyathus

< Latin < Greek kyáthos kyathos
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Examples from the Web for cyathus

Historical Examples

  • Cyathiformis is from cyathus, a drinking cup; formis, form or shape.

    The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise

    M. E. Hard

  • Vina Opimia is best; but because one drinks a cyathus of that, why should he forego a good nil of Thasian or Ccuban?

    A Friend of Caesar

    William Stearns Davis

  • Mulberries were present in one stomach and fragments of bird's-nest fungi (Cyathus striatus) were present in another.

  • The ladle (cyathus, Fig. 127) held about one-twelfth of a pint, or more probably was graduated by twelfths.

    The Private Life of the Romans

    Harold Whetstone Johnston

  • Cyathus stercoreus varies considerably, however, as to shape and size of cups, according to habitat.