scy·​phus | \ ˈsīfəs\
plural scyphi\ -​ˌfī \

Definition of scyphus

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 [ New Latin, from Latin, cup ] : a cup-shaped enlargement of the podetium in lichens

called also scypha

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History and Etymology for scyphus

Latin, from Greek skyphos

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