from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Ecclesiastical A chalice.
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- n. Dated form of calyx.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cup. See calyx.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See calyx.
Seperate footstalk of 1/2 an inch in length scattered without order on the upper portion of the peduncle. the calix is a partial involucre or involucret Situated at the base of the footstalk of each flower on the peduncle; it is long thin and begins to decline as soon as the corrolla expands. the corolla consists of five long oval obtusely pointed Skye blue or water coloured petals, each about 1 inch in length; the Corolla is regular as to the form and size of the petals but irregular as to their position, five of them are placed near each other pointing upwards while one stands horozontially, or pointing downwards, they are inserted with a Short Claw on the extremity of the footstalk at the base of the germ; the corolla is of course inferior; it is also shriveling, and continues untill the Seed are perfect.
Pater, si non potest hic calix transire nisi bibam illum, fiat voluntas tua.
There we read these words: “You have prepared a banquet for me in the sight of my foes … My cup is overflowing” – calix praeclarus.
The Roman Canon describes the chalice which the Lord gives to his disciples as “praeclarus calix” the precious cup, thereby alluding to Psalm 23 22, the Psalm which speaks of God as the Good Shepherd, the strong Shepherd.
Yes, older authors and authorities like Thomas etc. claimed that all the words over the calix belong to the form - but the later theolgians held, that only the words "Hic est enim calix sanguinis mei" constitute the form, so f.e.
Pater, si non potest hic calix transire, nisi bibam illum: fiat voluntas tua.
Et calix Pharaonis erat in manu mea, et accipiebam uvas, et exprimebam eas in calicem Pharaonis, et dabam calicem in manu
He blessed it and-some say the oil changed to wine when he blessed it-and then: "Hic est enim calix Sanguinis Mei," and he drank it before they hung him and set him on fire.
Most all of them had rough blotches or rings about the calix or around the body.
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Embracing the Transactions of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society,Volume 44, from December 1, 1915, to December 1, 1916, Including the Twelve Numbers of "The Minnesota Horticulturist" for 1916
Not only does this formative power triumph over all obstacles in producing its special symmetry, but it evolves countless variations of it from one germ of life – as in the pear-tree's lattice-work of little twigs, pillars of trunk and branch, flat oval leaves, round five-petalled flowers, pitcher-shaped calix, pointed seeds and fruit like a falling raindrop.