In the typology of ancient Greek pottery, the dinos (plural dinoi) is a mixing bowl or cauldron. Dinos means "drinking cup," but in modern typology is used (wrongly) for the same shape as a lebes, that is, a bowl with a spherical body meant to sit on a stand. It has no handles and no feet.
Dinos were used for mixing water and wine, as it was considered rude to drink straight out of the goblet, at the time.
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- Brian A. Sparkes, Greek Pottery: An Introduction (Manchester University Press, 1991), pp. 62, 81, 83.
- Sparkes, Greek Pottery, p. 115.