oenochoe

noun
oe·​noch·​oe | \ ēˈnäkə(ˌ)wē \
variants: or less commonly oinochoe \ ȯiˈn-​ \
plural oenochoes\ -​əˌwēz \ or oenochoae\ -​əˌwē \

Definition of oenochoe

: an ancient Greek wine pitcher or jug usually with a trefoil-shaped mouth

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History and Etymology for oenochoe

Greek oinochoē, from oino- oen- + choē action of pouring out, drink offering, from chein to pour

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“Oenochoe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oenochoe. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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