can·​tha·​rus | \ˈkan(t)thərəs\
variants: or kantharos \-​ˌräs \
plural canthari\-​ˌrī, -​ē \ or kantharoi\-​ȯi \

Definition of cantharus 

1 : 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

2 : a stoup for holy water

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History and Etymology for cantharus

Latin & Greek; Latin cantharus, from Greek kantharos

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