cistophorus

noun

cis·​toph·​o·​rus
siˈstäfərəs
plural cistophori
-ˌrī
: any of certain silver coins of the 2d and 1st centuries b.c. chiefly of Pergamum bearing the picture of the sacred basket that was carried in the worship of Dionysus

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek kistophoros, from kisto- (from kistē basket) + -phoros -phorous

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“Cistophorus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cistophorus. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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