variants or kantharos
plural canthari
or kantharoi
: a deep cup of ancient Greece with a high stem and loop-shaped handles continuing the curve of the bottom of the body and rising above the brim
: a stoup for holy water

Word History


Latin & Greek; Latin cantharus, from Greek kantharos

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“Cantharus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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