noun, plural phi·a·lae [fahy-uh-lee], /ˈfaɪ əˌli/, phi·a·lai [fahy-uh-lahy]. /ˈfaɪ əˌlaɪ/. Greek and Roman Antiquity.
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It was on the phiale or fountain of the outer court of this narthex that the famous palindromic inscription was placed: .The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6|E. Rameur
In scenes of libation the use of the jug and bowl (phiale) is invariable.
Phiale comes after, a clever girl, captured in some sea-skirmish on the Aegean.The Works of Max Beerbohm|Max Beerbohm
In the centre of the court stood a cistern or fountain (cantharus, phiale), for drinking and ablutions.