beaker

\ \ [14] The immediate source of beaker was Old Norse bikarr. It is widespread in the West Germanic languages (German has becher, for instance), and it seems likely that Old Norse acquired it from Old Saxon bikeri. But it was borrowed into prehistoric West Germanic from medieval Latin bicarius, which in turn goes back to Greek bikosearthenware jug’ (ultimate source of English pitcher [13]).
\ \ Cf.PITCHER

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