chalice

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Medieval chalice from Norway.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French chalice, collateral form of calice, borrowed from Latin calix, calicem ‎(cup), from Ancient Greek κύλιξ ‎(kúliks).

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Noun[edit]

chalice ‎(plural chalices)

  1. A large drinking cup, often having a stem and base and used especially for formal occasions and religious ceremonies.
    • 1612, William Shakespeare, Macbeth (First Folio), act 1, scene 7,
      This euen-handed Iuſtice
      Commends th'Ingredience of our poyſon'd Challice
      To our owne lips.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (large drinking cup): goblet

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin calix, calicem.

Noun[edit]

chalice m ‎(oblique plural chalices, nominative singular chalices, nominative plural chalice)

  1. chalice

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