scyphus

[sahy-fuh s]

Origin of scyphus

1770–80; < Latin < Greek skýphos drinking bowl
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scyphus

noun plural -phi (-faɪ)
  1. an ancient Greek two-handled drinking cup without a footed base
  2. botany a cuplike body formed at the end of the thallus in certain lichens

Word Origin for scyphus

C18: from Latin: goblet, from Greek skuphos
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