scyphus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, a cup, from Ancient Greek [script needed].

Noun[edit]

scyphus (plural scyphi)

  1. A kind of large drinking cup used in Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, especially by poor people.
  2. (botany) The cup of a narcissus, or a similar appendage to the corolla in other flowers.
  3. (lichenology) A cup-shaped stem or podetium in lichens.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

scyphus m (genitive scyphī); second declension

  1. cup, goblet
  2. communion cup

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative scyphus scyphī
genitive scyphī scyphōrum
dative scyphō scyphīs
accusative scyphum scyphōs
ablative scyphō scyphīs
vocative scyphe scyphī