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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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Elsewhere are vitrines of Greek red- and black-figure vases, and Geometric pyxides, Corinthian amphoras, and Mycenaean kylikes, which Inti picks up and turns to reveal the decoration and signature.
kylikes from the Ayia Paraskevi deposit at Amyklai (Fig.
Se trata, por lo general, de vasos caliciformes, la mayoria intencionalmente rotos siguiendo algun ritual, aunque tambien es frecuente el hallazgo de fragmentos de ceramicas aticas, kylikes y skyphoi, e ibericas, como pateras, platos, cuencos, oenochoi, anforas, tapaderas y ollas, a las que se ha atribuido un uso sacro como contenedores de ofrendas.
Although a few decorated kylikes FS 258 are still present, (14) pottery from this phase corresponds to classical LH IIIB2.
The forms were predominantly drinking cups, including both kylikes and skyphoi.
For example, the residents of Tsoungiza used kylikes (presumably for wine consumption) in numbers reasonably comparable to those used at palatial sites.
Patterns observed on the deep bowls are more varied than those seen on kylikes.
168) It should also be noted that patterned kylikes, which are generally lacking in LH IIIB2 deposits in the Argolid, are present in quantity.
171) In this regard the frequent appearance of smashed drinking vessels, primarily kylikes and angular bowls, in the dromoi of chamber tombs should be considered; such an activity may have been part of a mourning feast or represent a more restricted ritual marking the final separation of the deceased.
A spearhead and a sword also lay near the northwest wall of room 7, not far to the northeast of the bones and miniature kylikes.
The association of the kylix with feasting is agreed upon by virtually all writers; we ought, therefore, to expect that kylikes will compose a large percentage of such a deposit.
114) The larger community of participants presumably used clay kylikes of the sort stored in the palatial pantries.