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călix, ĭcis, m. [root cal-, cover; cf. caligo; Germ. Kelch].

I. A cup, goblet, a drinking-vessel: κύλιξ poculi genus, quod nos una littera immutata calicem dicimus, Macr. S. 5, 21; Plaut. Capt. 4, 4, 8; Cic. Pis. 27, 67; id. Tusc. 3, 19, 44; Tib. 2, 5, 98; Prop. 2 (3), 33, 40; Hor. S. 2, 4, 79; 2, 6, 68; 2, 8, 35; Plin. 33, prooem. 2, 5; 36, 40, 66, 195; Juv. 11, 145.—

B. Meton., wine, = vinum, Cat. 27, 2; Hor. Ep. 1, 5, 19 al.

II. A cooking-vessel, pot, Cato, R. R. 39, 1; Varr. R. R. 1, 8, 7; id. L. L. 5, 27, 36; Ov. F. 5, 509.—

III. Of aqueducts, a small pipe, Front. Aquaed. 36.