cestus


1ces·tus

noun \ˈses-təs\
plural ces·ti \-ˌtī\

Definition of CESTUS

:  a woman's belt; especially :  a symbolic one worn by a bride

Origin of CESTUS

Latin, girdle, belt, from Greek kestos, from kestos stitched, from kentein to prick — more at center
First Known Use: 1557

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2cestus

noun

Definition of CESTUS

:  a hand covering of leather bands often loaded with lead or iron and used by boxers in ancient Rome

Origin of CESTUS

Latin cestus, caestus
First Known Use: circa 1720

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