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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 634 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CUP (in O.E. cuppe; generally taken to be from Late Lat. cuppa, a variant of Lat. cupa, a cask, cf. Gr. KuaeXXov), a drinking vessel, usually in the form of a half a sphere, with or without a foot or handles. The footless type with a single handle is preserved in the ordinary tea-cup. The cup on a stem with a base is the usual form taken by the cup as used in the celebration of the eucharist, to which the name " chalice " (Lat. calix, Gr. KbXLE, a goblet) is generally given. (See DRINKING VESSELS and PLATE.)
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