Definitions

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  • n. A ceramic container of Ancient Greece, similar to an amphora.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Gr. archælol., a large vase resembling the hydria, but with the curve between the neck and the body less marked, and having only two handles, attached to the neck at or near the rim and extending to the body.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek πελίκη (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When I finally deflated and could remove my bandages, my stomach looked crêpelike and pale, like the loose bun dough that would rise under teatowels in my mother's kitchen.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Records from Hecht's trial list three objects said to be at the M.F.A.: an Attic pelike depicting jumping athletes; a bust of Sabina, wife of the Roman emperor Hadrian; and a portrait of the Roman emperor Elagabalus.

    The Trial in Rome

  • The pelike, according to the M. F.A.'s data base, was acquired from Hecht's associate Fritz Bürki, with Hecht acting as agent.

    The Trial in Rome

  • Most of the vases recovered in Australia and returned to Athens were lekythoi (oil vessels) but other shapes included a pelike (inscribed on its neck).

    Back to Greece

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