olpe definition

  • noun:
    • initially, a leather flask or vessel for essential oils or liquids; afterward, an earthenware vase or pitcher without a-spout.
    • Originally, a leather flask or vessel for essential oils or liquids; later, an earthenware vase or pitcher without a-spout.
    • In Greek antiquity: A leathern oil-flask used in the palæstra, etc.
    • a tiny pouring- or dipping-vase, notably of this kind of the oinochoë, however in general with an even rim no spout, and achieving the neck much more available. In a few examples, such as the cut, the rim is trifoliate.
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