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pelike

[ pel-i-kee ]
/ ˈpɛl ɪˌki /
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noun, plural pel·i·kai [pel-i-kahy]. /ˈpɛl ɪˌkaɪ/. Greek and Roman Antiquity.
a storage jar with two handles extending from the lip to the shoulder, characterized by an oval body that is wider at the base than at the neck and rests on a foot.
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Origin of pelike

First recorded in 1870–75, pelike is from the Greek word pelíkē pitcher
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