scyphus

noun

scy·​phus
ˈsīfəs
plural scyphi
-ˌfī
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

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek skyphos

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“Scyphus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scyphus. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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