loutrophoros

noun lou·troph·o·ros \lü‧ˈträfəˌräs\

Definition of loutrophoros

plural

loutrophoroi

\-rȯi\
  1. :  a tall long-necked water vase with two handles used in ancient Athens for bringing water for the ceremonial bath on the eve of marriage and often buried in the grave of one dying while betrothed

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Origin and Etymology of loutrophoros

Greek, literally, carrying water for a bath, from loutron bath, water for a bath (from louein to wash) + -phoros -phorous — more at lye


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