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skyphos

[ skahy-fos ]
/ ˈskaɪ fɒs /
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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.
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Origin of skyphos

First recorded in 1855–60, from Greek skýphos “cup, can”
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How to use skyphos in a sentence

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

    The Ceramic Art|Jennie J. Young
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