pithos

noun
pi·​thos | \ ˈpiˌthäs, ˈpīˌ- \
plural pithoi\ -​thȯi \

Definition of pithos

: a very large earthenware jar with a wide round mouth used throughout the ancient Greek world especially for holding and storing large quantities of food (as grain) or liquids (as wine, oil) and sometimes for the burial of the dead

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History and Etymology for pithos

Greek

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pithole

pithos

pit house

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“Pithos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pithos. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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