2. Noun. A fountain or basin in the courtyard of an ancient church for worshippers to wash before entering ¹
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Definition of Cantharus
1. a deep bowl [n CANTHARI]
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Literary usage of Cantharus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Monuments of the Early Church by Walter Lowrie (1906)
"The most interesting ancient cantharus of which we have any notice was that which adorned ... The cantharus of Symmachus endured throughout the Middle Ages, ..."
2. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1859)
"Mediterranean; from the coasts of Great Britain round the Cape to the Seychelles. 1. cantharus lineatus. ... cantharus, Rondel. v. cap. 4. p. ..."
3. Bulletins of American Paleontology by Cornell University, Paleontological Research Institution (1895)
"cantharus tinctus (Conrad), Smith, East Coast Marine Shells, p. ... cantharus tinctus (Conrad), Perry and Schwengel, Marine Shells of the Western Coast of ..."
4. Investigations Representing the Departments: Greek, Latin, Comparative by University of Chicago (1903)
"The vase is a cantharus,1 measuring 0.247 meter in height to the top of the handles. ... There is another type of cantharus (Catalogue of rate» in the ..."
5. Ye Solace of Pilgrimes: A Description of Rome, Circa A. D. 1450 by John Capgrave, Henry Marriott Bannister (1911)
"9 Muffel mentions the cantharus as having been brought by evil spirits from Troy to ... As to the manner in which the cantharus came to S. Peter's, ..."
6. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1834)
"cantharus, Cuv. Teeth short and crowded, or bent and crowded, all round the jaws ; those of the external row being the strongest. Body elevated and thick; ..."