cal·​a·​thos | \ ˈkaləˌthäs, -thəs \
variants: or calathus \ -​thəs \
plural calathi\ -​ˌthī , -​ē \

Definition of calathos

: a flared fruit basket borne on the head as a symbol in Greek and Egyptian art of fruitfulness

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History and Etymology for calathos

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

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“Calathos.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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to state or do over again or repeatedly

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