lecythus

noun

lec·​y·​thus
ˈlesəthəs
variants or lekythos
ˈlekəˌthäs
or less commonly lekythus
-kəthəs
plural lecythi
-səˌthī
or lekythoi
-kəˌthȯi
: a cylindrical or round and squat vase used by the ancient Greeks for oils and ointments

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin & Greek; Late Latin lecythus, from Greek lēkythos, probably of non-Indo-European origin

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“Lecythus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lecythus. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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