from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of krater.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The pieces returned to Italy also include "kraters" - huge vases used to mix wine and water - News

  • But even more interesting, I thought, was the plethora of everyday objects—a set of silver jugs and bowls for a princely banquet, next to a case of similar ceramic objects used for classical symposiums from 550-300 B.C. These included the kraters in which wine was diluted with water by the host, who could thereby determine the pace and degree of inebriation at these drinking parties.

    A Classical Education to Treasure

  • There are Ancient Greek kraters, Egyptian mummy cases and pre-Columbian fertility figurines.

    Easily Accessible Pleasures

  • Now, when they gathered in the servants 'halls around the balefires, and served out well-earned kraters of black wine at the end of a long day, _now _they would have something more edifying over which to exclaim than the number of childhood diseases he had narrowly survived or his current paternity suit.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Roses had blossomed here in kraters set upon a tessellated pavement.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • Tall narrow-mouthed urns, bath-shaped vessels, and bell-kraters common (VIII, Fig. 10): trefoil-mouth _oenochoae_ and _hydriae_; also

    How to Observe in Archaeology

  • Scholars believe that the silver objects had been hidden inside two kraters large bowls for mixing wine decorated with feet depicting theatrical masks, and that secreting them away probably kept them safe for posterity.

    NYT > Home Page

  • It is now on display in Rome together with a stunning series of similar kraters, similarly ripped from Etruscan tombs for the benefit of Grecophile collectors in the United States.

    Powell's Books: Overview

  • They include richly decorated vases and kraters, large vessels that were used for mixing wine with water.

    Brandon Sun Online - Top Stories


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.