- a shallow bowl having two horizontal handles projecting from the sides, often set upon a stem terminating in a foot: used as a drinking cup.
Origin of kylix
First recorded in 1890–95, kylix is from the Greek word kýlix cup
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Examples from the Web for kylix
A kylix from Vulci, and now at Munich, is remarkable for the scene depicted on it.
The kylix (Fig. 183) was the cup most generally used, and varied in shape.
In the kylix on the right, the rectilinear designs and enclosed squares become the fret.
The scene on the kylix at Munich is supposed to represent Homer among the potters.
It will be seen hereafter, when we come to speak of Greece, how the forms of the kylix improve.
- a shallow two-handled drinking vessel used in ancient Greece
C19: from Greek kulix cup; compare chalice
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Word Origin and History for kylix
from Greek kylix "cup," cognate with Latin calix, from PIE root *kal- "cup" (see chalice).
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