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.
Also scyphus.

Origin of skyphos

First recorded in 1855–60, skyphos is from the Greek word skýphos cup, can
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Examples from the Web for 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