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  • n. A vase or drinking cup with two handles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vase or drinking cup having two handles or ears.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Greek vase with two ears or handles, similar to the amphora.


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From Latin, from Ancient Greek, “two-handled”. This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology.


  • In short, finding we were both read in the classics, he did not know how to testify his regard enough; but ordered his daughter, a jolly rosy-cheeked damsel who was his sole domestic, to bring us a bottle of his quadrimum, repeating from Horace at the same time, “Deprome quadrimum sabina, O Tholiarche, merum diota.”

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • We find that they were also used in the ceremonies of the Mysteries, for we see their forms represented on the vases themselves: Bacchus frequently holds a cantharus, Satyrs carry a diota.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • o Thaliarche, merum diota. permitte diuis cetera, qui simul strauere uentos aequore feruido10



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