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cestus

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noun ces·tus \ˈses-təs\

Definition of cestus

plural

cesti

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

Origin and Etymology 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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cestus

noun ces·tus

Definition of cestus

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

Origin and Etymology of cestus

Latin cestus, caestus


First Known Use: circa 1720

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