[ kur-nos ]
/ ˈkɜr nɒs /
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.
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Origin of kernos
First recorded in 1900–05, kernos is from the Greek word kérnos
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Example sentences from the Web for kernos
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