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kylix

[ kahy-liks, kil-iks ]
/ ˈkaɪ lɪks, ˈkɪl ɪks /
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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.
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Origin of kylix

First recorded in 1890–95, kylix is from the Greek word kýlix cup

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British Dictionary definitions for kylix

kylix

cylix

/ (ˈkaɪlɪks, ˈkɪl-) /

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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