noun, plural sky·phoi [skahy-foi] /ˈskaɪ fɔɪ/. Greek and Roman Antiquity.

a cup characterized by a deep bowl, two handles projecting horizontally near the rim, and either a flat base or a foot.

Also scyphus.

Origin of skyphos

First recorded in 1855–60, skyphos is from the Greek word skýphos cup, can Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for skyphos

Historical Examples of skyphos

  • The skyphos was the generic name applied also to a few special shapes now unknown.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young

  • Tazza of pure gold, 0m.12 high, in the shape of a Greek "skyphos," with handles ending with winged male figures.

    Rambles in Rome

    S. Russell Forbes