scyphus

noun scy·phus \ ˈsīfəs \

Definition of scyphus

plural scyphi \-ˌfī\
1 plural skyphoi\-ˌfȯi\ or skyphos \ˈskīˌfäs\ :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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Origin and Etymology of scyphus

Latin, from Greek skyphos


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