Pronunciation: (pel'i-kē"), [key]
—pl. -kaiPronunciation: (-kī"). [key] Gk. and Rom. Antiq.
a storage jar with two handles extending from the lip to the shoulder, characterized by an oval body that is wider at the base than at the neck and rests on a foot. Cf. amphora, stamnos.
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