olpe

noun
ol·​pe | \ ˈälpē \
plural olpes\ -​ēz \ or olpae\ -​ē \

Definition of olpe

: either of two ancient Greek containers:
a : a leather flask for oils or other liquids
b : a wine pitcher resembling the oenochoe but more cylindrical in body

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History and Etymology for olpe

Greek olpē; akin to Greek elpos oil

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“Olpe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/olpe. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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