noun (plural canthari)
(In ancient Greece and Rome) a large two-handled drinking cup.
More example sentences
- The most ordinary, perhaps, is the cantharus, or two-handled cup, which was particularly sacred to Bacchus.
- Next to these are highly stylised canthari with spiralled handles and with V-shaped patterns shaded red and white on their necks.
- Romano-British floor mosaic, featuring an elaborate design of four octagons and canthari and dolphins.
Latin, from Greek kantharos.
Definition of cantharus in:
- The US English dictionary