lek·​a·​ne | \ ˈlekə(ˌ)nē \
plural lekanai\ -​ˌnī \

Definition of lekane

1 : a basin-shaped vessel or large bowl of ancient Greece
2 : a late form of painted vase of southern Italy resembling a stamnos but provided with upright handles and often with a cover of elaborate form

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History and Etymology for lekane

Greek lekanē, from lekos dish, pot

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“Lekane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lekane. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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