[kahy-liks, kil-iks]

noun, plural ky·li·kes [kahy-li-keez, kil-i-] /ˈkaɪ lɪˌkiz, ˈkɪl ɪ-/. Greek and Roman Antiquity.

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.

Nearby words

  1. kyd, thomas,
  2. kye,
  3. kyle,
  4. kylie,
  5. kylin,
  6. kyloe,
  7. kymatism,
  8. kymatology,
  9. kymo-,
  10. kymogram

Also cylix.

Origin of kylix

First recorded in 1890–95, kylix is from the Greek word kýlix cup Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for kylix



noun plural -likes (-lɪˌkiːz)

a shallow two-handled drinking vessel used in ancient Greece

Word Origin for kylix

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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