lecythus

noun lec·y·thus \ˈlesəthəs\
variants: or

lekythos

\ˈlekəˌthäs\ less commonly

lekythus

\-kəthəs\

Definition of lecythus

plural

lecythi

\-səˌthī\ or

lekythoi

\-kəˌthȯi\
  1. :  a cylindrical or round and squat vase used by the ancient Greeks for oils and ointments

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Origin and Etymology of lecythus

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


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