chytra

noun

chy·​tra
ˈkī‧trə,
ˈki‧-
plural chytrae
-(ˌ)trē
or chytrai
-ˌtrī
: a usually earthenware cooking pot of ancient Greece

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Greek chýtra, from chy- (zero-grade stem of chéō, cheîn "to pour," going back to Indo-European *ǵheu̯-) + -trā, suffix of instruments

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“Chytra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chytra. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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