Definition of kylix in English:

kylix

Pronunciation: /ˈkīliks//ˈkiliks/

noun

  • An ancient Greek cup with a shallow bowl and a tall stem.

    • ‘They do not appear to have been kept there as part of equipment for a banquet, since room 7 was not used for the storage of ceramics: at least half of the kylikes were piled on the floor in no obvious order, all were burned, and many were broken.’
    • ‘The larger community of participants presumably used clay kylikes of the sort stored in the palatial pantries.’
    • ‘Another from Tanagra in Boiotia shows a person raising a kylix or goblet while another individual raises both hands in an apparent gesture of mourning.’
    • ‘Blegen and Rawson considered the miniature kylix to be local to the southwest Peloponnese.’
    • ‘For this purpose, Cretan elites borrowed from the Mycenaean world vessels such as the kylix, goblet, bowl, and krater in order to emphasize the moment of consumption.’

Origin

From Greek kulix.

Pronunciation:

kylix

/ˈkīliks//ˈkiliks/