from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cup or goblet.
- n. A cup for the consecrated wine of the Eucharist.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large drinking cup, often having a stem and base and used especially for formal occasions and religious ceremonies.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cup or bowl; especially, the cup used in the sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A drinking-cup or -bowl.
- n. The cup in which the wine is administered in the celebration of the eucharist or Lord's supper.
- n. The wine mingled with a little water for use at the eucharist.
- n. The custom or rite of adding water to the eucharistic wine. See krasis.
- n. A cup-shaped globe for diffusing light.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a bowl-shaped drinking vessel; especially the Eucharistic cup
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin calix, calic-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, from Old French , from Latin calix ("cup"). (Wiktionary)