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