oinochoe

[ oi-nok-oh-ee ]
/ ɔɪˈnɒk oʊˌi /
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noun, plural oi·noch·o·es, oi·noch·o·ai [oi-nok-oh-ahy] /ɔɪˈnɒk oʊˌaɪ/. Greek and Roman Antiquity.

a wine pitcher or jug, characterized by a curved handle extending from the lip to the shoulder, and a round or trefoil mouth.

Nearby words

  1. oilspot glaze,
  2. oilstone,
  3. oiltight,
  4. oily,
  5. oink,
  6. ointment,
  7. oir,
  8. oireachtas,
  9. oise,
  10. oisin

Also oenochoe.

Origin of oinochoe

1870–75; < Greek oinochóē wine jug, equivalent to oîno(s) wine + choḗ a pouring, liquid offering (derivative of cheîn to pour)

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Examples from the Web for oinochoe

  • The oinochoe was used in serving the guests from the krater.

    The Ceramic Art|Jennie J. Young