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noun, plural stam·noi [stam-noi] /ˈstæm nɔɪ/. Greek and Roman Antiquity.
  1. a storage jar having an oval body tapering at the base and two horizontal handles set on the shoulder.
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Compare amphora, pelike.

Origin of stamnos

1835–45; < Greek stámnos; akin to histánai to cause to stand; see stand
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Historical Examples

  • Both the askos and stamnos are frequently painted with red figures.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young

  • The cheroulia and bikoi were modifications of the stamnos, the latter being used for holding wine and solids.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young

  • Stamnos, stam′nos, n. an ancient Greek short-necked, two-handled wine-vase.