[ kur-nos ]

noun,plural ker·noi [kur-noi]. /ˈkɜr nɔɪ/. Greek Antiquity.
  1. 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

Words Nearby kernos Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use kernos in a sentence

  • 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