cantharus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cantharus, from Ancient Greek κάνθαρος (kántharos), from κανθαρίς (kantharís, blister-beetle), because of the resemblance of its form to the beetle. See cantharis.

Noun[edit]

cantharus (plural canthari)

  1. A large drinking cup with two handles.
  2. A fountain or basin in the courtyard of an ancient church for worshippers to wash before entering.

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