chalice

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Medieval chalice from Norway.

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Middle English, from Old French , from Latin calix (cup).

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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.

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

  1. chalice
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