from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Greek antiquity, a large drinking-cup shaped like the kylix, and, like it, with two handles not extending above the rim, but without a foot.
  • noun In botany:
  • noun A cup-shaped appendage to a flower, etc., as the crown of the narcissus.
  • noun In lichens, a cup-like dilatation of the podetium or stalk-like elongation of the thallus, bearing shields upon its margin.
  • noun Also scypha.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Antiq.) A kind of large drinking cup, -- used by Greeks and Romans, esp. by poor folk.
  • noun The cup of a narcissus, or a similar appendage to the corolla in other flowers.
  • noun A cup-shaped stem or podetium in lichens. Also called scypha. See Illust. of Cladonia pyxidata, under Lichen.

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  • noun an ancient Greek drinking cup; two handles and footed base


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    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2 1509-1564 1996

  • Deus invenit iniquitatem servorum tuorum: ecce, sumus servi domini mei, etiam nos, etiam ille in cujus manu inventus est scyphus.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2 1509-1564 1996

  • Scrutatus est autem: a maximo incepit, et in minimo finivit: et inventus est scyphus in sacco Benjamin.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2 1509-1564 1996

  • "Nec bella fuerunt, Faginus astabat dum scyphus ante dapes."

    Walden~ Chapter 08 (historical) 1854

  • faginus astabat cum scyphus ante dapes. non arces, non uallus erat, somnumque petebat

    The Blessings of Peace Tibullus 1912


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