phiale

[ fahy-uh-lee ]
/ ˈfaɪ ə li /

noun, plural phi·a·lae [fahy-uh-lee], /ˈfaɪ əˌli/, phi·a·lai [fahy-uh-lahy]. /ˈfaɪ əˌlaɪ/. Greek and Roman Antiquity.

a shallow cup resembling a saucer, having a central boss and sometimes set upon a foot, used as a drinking vessel or to pour libations.

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Origin of phiale

From the Greek word phiálēphial
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