bothros

noun
both·​ros | \ ˈbäthrəs \
plural bothroi\ -​ˌthrȯi \ also bothroses

Definition of bothros

archaeology
: a hole or pit into which drink offerings to the nether gods were poured by the ancient Greeks

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History and Etymology for bothros

Greek; perhaps akin to Latin fodere to dig

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“Bothros.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bothros. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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