noun (plural kylikes /kīliˌkēz/ /kili-/ or kylixes)
An ancient Greek cup with a shallow bowl and a tall stem.
- The larger community of participants presumably used clay kylikes of the sort stored in the palatial pantries.
- Another from Tanagra in Boiotia shows a person raising a kylix or goblet while another individual raises both hands in an apparent gesture of mourning.
- Blegen and Rawson considered the miniature kylix to be local to the southwest Peloponnese.
From Greek kulix.
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