noun scy·phus \ˈsīfəs\

Definition of scyphus



  1. 1 or skyphos \ˈskīˌfäs\ plural skyphoi \-ˌfȯi\ :  a drinking vessel with a deep body, flat bottom, and two small horizontal handles near the rim and used especially in ancient Greece

  2. 2 [New Latin, from Latin, cup] :  a cup-shaped enlargement of the podetium in lichens —called also scypha

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Origin and Etymology of scyphus

Latin, from Greek skyphos

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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