Definitions

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

  • noun A shallow, stemmed, two-handled drinking cup of ancient Greece.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Greek antiquity, a vase or cup of elegant form, used for drinking. The kylix was usually broad and shallow, with or without a slender foot, and provided with two handles not extending above the rim. Also written cylix.

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  • noun An Ancient Greek drinking cup with a stem, two handles, and a broad, shallow body

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

  • noun a shallow drinking cup with two handles; used in ancient Greece

Etymologies

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

[Greek kulix.]

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From the Greek κύλιξ (kulix) (cup).

Examples

  • Vernon Silver shines a spotlight over the shockingly cut-throat often illegal by even renowned museums competition for priceless ancient art by focusing on a kylix by famous ancient Greek artisan Euphronios.

    The Lost Chalice: The Epic Hunt for a Priceless Masterpiece-Vernon Silver « The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews

  • Archeologists also discovered a second bronze sword with a bone handle, a bronze and iron dagger, a pair of greaves armoured plates, an arrowhead, a spear point, a golden kylix or wine cup and a bronze boiler in the grave.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Archeologists also discovered a second bronze sword with a bone handle, a bronze and iron dagger, a pair of greaves armoured plates, an arrowhead, a spear point, a golden kylix or wine cup and a bronze boiler in the grave.

    Mycenaean warrior used 'imported sword'

  • Rather the first sentence can only sensibly read "I am the kylix of Cupe Althrna".

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Rather the first sentence can only sensibly read "I am the kylix of Cupe Althrna".

    Etruscan 'cupe': The person that would be cup.

  • While neither account named True's "reliable sources," or the dealer or dealers who sold the vase fragments to the Getty, the kylix does appear in court documents pertaining to Hecht's trial, as well as True's.

    The Trial in Rome

  • At a conference in Viterbo, north of Rome, the following October, an Italian scholar presented evidence that a fragmentary red-figure kylix at the Getty had been taken illegally from Cerveteri.

    The Trial in Rome

  • While the Met dismissed the evidence offered about the Morgantina treasure as inconclusive, True conducted a review of the Euphronios-Onesimos kylix and concluded that it should be returned to Italy.

    The Trial in Rome

  • On November 29 -- without the fanfare graciously displayed at the MFA -- the Met received from Italy a kylix (drinking cup) from 560 to 550 B.C., which will be on loan to the museum until November 2010.

    Italy versus the Illicit Trade

  • At a conference in Viterbo, north of Rome, the following October, an Italian scholar presented evidence that a fragmentary red-figure kylix at the Getty had been taken illegally from Cerveteri.

    The Trial in Rome

Comments

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  • "Other figures of virile and beautiful Greek youth appear on Greek pots and vases. A kylix in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge shows a young athlete stooping in his bath. The rapturous motto around the dish says, 'The boy, yes, the boy is beautiful.'"

    - 'What turns women on', Germaine Greer in Esquire, 1973.

    April 14, 2008

  • Penelope’s dining is stylish:

    A dainty and well-seasoned dry mix

    In a Baccarat bowl

    That’s food for the soul

    And catnip infusion en kylix.

    November 29, 2018