Definition of olpe in English:

olpe

noun

Archaeology
  • (A) A leather flask for carrying oil or other liquids. (b) A kind of jug with a pear-shaped body and a handle.

Origin

Late 19th century. From ancient Greek ὄλπη leather oil-flask, ewer, wine jug, perhaps from the Indo-European base of salve.

Pronunciation

olpe

/ˈɒlpeɪ/