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Culture > Domestic > Drinking Vessels


Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


aristotle (Sl.) a bottle.
aryballoid in the form of an aryballos, a globular oil-flask with a neck.
aryballos (Greek) a globular oil-flask with a neck.
balthasar a large wine bottle containing 2.80 gallons.
beaker a large cup.
beermat a cardboard mat to put under a glass of beer.
bellarmine a large jug with rounded belly and narrow neck.
belshazzar a large wine bottle containing 2.80 gallons.
bidon (Fr.) a container for liquids.
bota (Spanish) a leather bottle for wine.
bottle a narrow-necked hollow vessel, esp of glass or plastic, for holding liquids; (verb) to put into a bottle.
briki the Greek name for a cezve, a small metal pot used for preparing coffee.
calix (Lat.) a cup; esp an ecclesiastical chalice.
canakin a small can or drinking vessel.
canikin a small can or drinking vessel.
cannikin a small can or drinking vessel.
canteen a small container for carrying water.
cantharus (Lat.) a large two-handled drinking-cup.
carafe (Fr.) a glass bottle for water or wine at a table, in a bedroom, etc.
cezve a small metal pot, usually of copper, with a long metal handle, used for preparing Turkish, Arabic, or Greek style coffee.
chalice a drinking-cup, a goblet.
coffeepot a pot for coffee.
copita (Spanish) a tulip-shaped sherry glass.
costrel an eared bottle or small flask, to be hung at the waist.
cotyle (Greek) an ancient Greek drinking cup.
cup a drinking vessel, roughly hemispherical, usually with one handle (verb) to form into a cup shape
cyathus (Lat.) an ancient Greek or Roman filling or measuring cup; a measure equal to about 1/2 pint.
cylix (Greek) a shallow two-handled drinking-cup.
decanter a decorative bottle.
demijohn (Fr.) a large bottle having a wicker case.
dewar a double-walled flask.
diatretum (Lat.) a glass bowl of late Roman times.
esky (Tradename) a portable insulated container for keeping drinks cool.
ewer a jug with a wide mouth, esp a water-jug of the kind formerly used in bedrooms.
fiasco (Ital.) a flask or bottle a complete failure of any kind
fingan (Arabic) the handleless coffee cup which fits within a zarf.
finjan (Arabic) the handleless coffee cup which fits within a zarf.
flacket a barrel-shaped bottle; a flagon; (verb) to flap, flutter.
flacon (Fr.) a small decorative flagon with a tight-fitting stopper.
flagon a large vessel containing drink for use at table, usually with a handle, spout, and lid.
flask a narrow-necked container.
goblet a drinking vessel.
hanap an ornate mediaeval drinking goblet, often having a cover.
humpen (Ger.) a type of enamelled or painted glass drinking vessel made in Germany.
ibrik the Arabic name for a cezve, a small metal pot used for preparing coffee.
jeroboam an oversize wine bottle holding about four 26-ounce quarts.
joram a large drinking-bowl.
jorum a large drinking-bowl.
keltie (Scots) a bumper or glass filled to the brim, esp one imposed as a forfeit.
kelty (Scots) a bumper or glass filled to the brim, esp one imposed as a forfeit.
kylix (Greek) a shallow two-handled Greek drinking cup.
lagena (Lat.) a narrow-necked bottle.
lecythus (Lat.) a narrow-necked Greek flask.
longneck a kind of beer bottle with a long narrow neck.
magnum (Lat.) a bottle for wine, spirits, etc., twice the standard size, now usually containing 11/2 litres.
mazer a large drinking vessel of hardwood or metal.
middie a 285ml beer glass.
middy (Aust. sl.) a 285ml beer glass.
monteith (Scots) a large 17th or 18th century bowl, usually of silver, for cooling punch glasses.
nebuchadnezzar an oversize wine bottle holding about 3.50 gallons.
nipperkin (Arch.) a small measure of alcoholic drink.
noggin a small mug or cup; a measure of about a gill.
pannikin a small metal cup.
pitcher a large jug.
pokal (Ger.) a tall drinking cup.
punchbowl a bowl for holding punch.
quaich (Gaelic) a drinking-cup.
quaigh (Gaelic) a drinking-cup.
rehoboam (Hebrew) a large wine bottle containing 1.05 gallons.
rhyton (Greek) a drinking cup with a hole in the point to drink by.
roemer (Dutch) a large drinking-glass.
rumkin (Obs.) a kind of drinking vessel.
rummer (Dutch) a large drinking-glass.
salmanaser a large wine bottle containing 2.10 gallons.
salmanazar a large wine bottle containing 2.10 gallons.
samovar (Russian) a tea-urn.
screwtop a bottle with a stopper that screws in or on, esp a beer bottle of the kind with its contents.
scyphus (Lat.) a drinking vessel used in ancient Greece.
seidel (Ger.) a large glass for beer.
sippy as in sippy cup, an infant's drinking cup.
skyphos (Greek) a drinking vessel used in ancient Greece.
stubbie (Aust. sl.) a small squat beer bottle.
stubby short and squat (noun, Aust. sl.) a small squat beer bottle
tankard a large mug-like vessel, usually with a handle and sometimes a hinged lid, used esp for drinking beer from.
tassie (Scots) a small cup.
tastevin (Fr.) a small shallow cup used for tasting wine.
tazza (Ital.) a cup with saucer-shaped bowl on a pedestal.
teacup a cup in which tea is served.
thermos (Tradename) a vacuum flask.
tinnie a mug made of tinplate; a can of beer.
tinny making a noise like tin (noun) a mug made of tinplate; a can of beer
trough a long narrow vessel for watering or feeding animals; (verb) to consume greedily.
troughlike like a trough.
tumbler a drinking-glass.
tyg an old drinking-cup with two or more handles.
winchester a large cylindrical bottle with a narrow neck used for transporting chemicals.
wineglass a glass for the drinking of wine.
zarf (Arabic) an ornamental metal holder for a handleless coffee cup.
zurf (Arabic) an ornamental metal holder for a handleless coffee cup.