), an Asiatic
drinking vessel, sometimes used by the Greeks, made of silver or gold.
According to some authorities it was of Persian (Athen. 11.478
a), according to
others of Cappadocian origin (Pollux, 6.96). (Cf. Hesych. ποτήριον βαρβαρικόν.
) Menander, quoted by
Athenaeus (xi. p. 477 f), speaks of a golden condy holding ten cotylae. In
Genesis (44.2) the Hebrew word, which is translated σκύφος
by Aquila, φιάλη
Symmachus, and scyphus
in the Vulgate, is
translated in the old Alexandrine version κόνδυ,
and the same word is used in Is. 51.17 and 22.
(Schweighäuser, Animadv. ad Athen.
vol. vi. p. 147.)