oenochoe

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See also: œnochoe and œnochoé

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Oinoche Camiros fantastic Louvre A318.jpg

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Ancient Greek οἰνοχόη (oinokhóē), from οἶνος (oînos, wine) +‎ χέω (khéō, I pour).

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oenochoe (plural oenochoes)

  1. (historical) A type of Ancient Greek pottery wine jug.
    • 2014, François Lissarrague, The Aesthetics of the Greek Banquet: Images of Wine and Ritual, Princeton University Press (→ISBN), page 34:
      In the tondo of a cup in the Louvre we see a young slave, a pais, dip an oenochoe into a garlanded krater; he is holding a cup in the other hand and is about to serve drinks (fig. 20).

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