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 (kī′lĭks, kĭl′ĭks)
n. pl. ky·li·kes (kī′lĭ-kēz′, kĭl′ĭ-)
A shallow, wide drinking cup with two handles and a stem, used in ancient Greece.

[Greek kulix.]


(ˈkaɪlɪks; ˈkɪl-) or


n, pl -likes (-lɪˌkiːz)
(Archaeology) a shallow two-handled drinking vessel used in ancient Greece
[C19: from Greek kulix cup; compare chalice]
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Noun1.kylix - a shallow drinking cup with two handleskylix - a shallow drinking cup with two handles; used in ancient Greece
cup - a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle; "he put the cup back in the saucer"; "the handle of the cup was missing"
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Associated with them are the remains of 11 diminutive, burned and broken kylikes, perhaps votive offerings too.
One group of burnt bones was found in Room 7 of the archives complex, close to a group of miniature clay kylikes or cups, and these bones and cups were interpreted by Blegen as the remains of, respectively, sacrifices and votive offerings (Blegen & Rawson 1966: 93).
The Naukratis finds seem predominantly sympotic: kylikes, olpai, krateres and oinochoai are more popular than plates, amphorae or skyphoi, although lekanides are surprisingly popular.