oinochoe

(redirected from oenochoai)

oi·noch·o·e

or oe·noch·o·e  (oi-nŏk′ō-ē′)
n. pl. oi·noch·o·es also oi·noch·o·ai (-ō-ī′) or oe·noch·o·es also oe·noch·o·ai (-ō-ī′)
A pitcher with a single handle used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for pouring wine.

[Greek oinokhoē : oinos, wine + khoē, a pouring out; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]
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