phiale

noun
phi·a·le | \ˈfīəlē\
plural phialae\-əˌlē \

Definition of phiale 

1 : a shallow Greek bowl resembling a Roman patera usually made with a boss in the center and used in ancient times for drinking or pouring libations

2 : a fountain or laver in a church (as at the entrance)

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