oenochoe

noun

oe·​noch·​oe
ēˈnäkə(ˌ)wē
variants or less commonly oinochoe
ȯiˈn-
plural oenochoes
-əˌwēz
or oenochoae
-əˌwē
: an ancient Greek wine pitcher or jug usually with a trefoil-shaped mouth

Word History

Etymology

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 22 Apr. 2024.

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