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A hornlike drinking vessel of ancient times, often having a pointed end shaped like an animal or animal's head.

[Greek rhuton, from neuter of rhutos, fluid, liquid; see sreu- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -ta (-tə)
(Historical Terms) (in ancient Greece) a horn-shaped drinking vessel with a hole in the pointed end through which to drink
[C19: from Greek rhuton, from rhutos flowing; related to rhein to flow]
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Rhyta (singular rhyton) are horn-shaped vessels with two holes in them, usually at opposite ends, widely known from Classical times.
Connections with the Aegean islands and Balkans can also be established on the basis of the distribution of marble conical rhyta.
He repeats his earlier suggestion that the "Square House" was originally used for banquets, involving drinking from the elaborate ivory rhyta that were later sealed into the rooms of the building (Parthica 2, 13-53).
On the other side dance satyrs and maenads, holding not the cup their human counterparts, but the vines and rhyta symbolic of pure wine.
Earlier Athenian moldmade vessels, such as rhyta, plastic lekythoi, and lamps, were closed shapes.
337-341: miniature stoves, tables, grills, casseroles, rhyta, pots, amphoras, and situlas are among the objects reported from religious and, more interestingly, domestic contexts.