Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A cup or goblet.
  • noun A cup for the consecrated wine of the Eucharist.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A drinking-cup or -bowl.
  • noun The cup in which the wine is administered in the celebration of the eucharist or Lord's supper.
  • noun The wine mingled with a little water for use at the eucharist.
  • noun The custom or rite of adding water to the eucharistic wine. See krasis.
  • noun A cup-shaped globe for diffusing light.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A cup or bowl; especially, the cup used in the sacrament of the Lord's Supper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A large drinking cup, often having a stem and base and used especially for formal occasions and religious ceremonies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a bowl-shaped drinking vessel; especially the Eucharistic cup

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin calix, calic-.]

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Middle English, from Old French , from Latin calix ("cup").

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