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a bowl-shaped drinking vessel; especially the Eucharistic cup
A large drinking cup, often having a stem and base and used especially for formal occasions and religious ceremonies.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: calic, Sax. calice, Fr. calix, Lat.
When in your motion you are hot,
And, that he calls for drink, I’ll have prepar’d him
A chalice for the nonce. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
All the church at that time did not think emblematical figures unlawful ornaments of cups or chalices. Edward Stillingfleet.
A chalice (from Latin calix 'mug', borrowed from Ancient Greek κύλιξ (kulix) 'cup') or goblet is a footed cup intended to hold a drink. In religious practice, a chalice is often used for drinking during a ceremony or may carry a certain symbolic meaning.
a cup or bowl; especially, the cup used in the sacrament of the Lord's Supper
Etymology: [OR. chalis, calice, OF. chalice, calice, F. calice, fr. L. calix, akin to Gr. and E. helmet. Cf. Calice, Calyx.]
A Chalice is a goblet or footed cup intended to hold a drink. In general religious terms, it is intended for drinking during a ceremony.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
chal′is, n. a cup or bowl: a communion-cup.—adj. Chal′iced, cup-like. [Fr. calice—L. calix, calicis; Gr. kylix, a cup. Calyx is a different word, but from the same root.]
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The numerical value of chalice in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of chalice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of chalice in a Sentence
Power's not a chalice. It's a hammer. And it only does one thing. Power smashes. The subtext of all power is extortion. It's always the threat of force, of imprisonment, the threat of death. Always.”
Crisis Group senior consultant:
Mnangagwa's austerity measures and the accompanying (impoverishment)... of most Zimbabweans makes many feel they were better off under Mugabe, but the former president had set the country on a unsustainable course that at some point was going to crash, mnangagwa to a large extent inherited a poisoned chalice, but one that he bears partial responsibility for.
In the radio blackout I opened the little plastic packages which contained bread and wine, i poured the wine into the chalice our church had given me. In the one-sixth gravity of the moon, the wine curled slowly and gracefully up the side of the cup. It was interesting to think that the very first liquid ever poured on the moon, and the first food eaten there, were communion elements.
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- calzeCatalan, Valencian
- pikari, malja, kalkkiFinnish
- kalikur, steypFaroese
- tsjelkWestern Frisian
- kielich, pucharPolish
- cálice, cálixPortuguese
- kalich, pohárSlovak
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