variants or calathus
plural calathi
: a flared fruit basket borne on the head as a symbol in Greek and Egyptian art of fruitfulness

Word History


Latin & Greek; Latin calathus, from Greek kalathos; perhaps akin to Greek klōthein to spin

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“Calathos.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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