noun, plural ker·noi [kur-noi] /ˈkɜr nɔɪ/. Greek Antiquity.
a Mycenaean ceramic piece, usually in the form of a ring, to which were attached a number of cups or vases.
Origin of kernos
First recorded in 1900–05, kernos is from the Greek word kérnos
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This kind of vase is supposed to be the kernos, used in the mystic ceremonies to hold small quantities of viands.Ten Thousand Wonderful Things
Edmund Fillingham King