pithos

noun pi·thos \ ˈpiˌthäs , ˈpīˌ- \

Definition of pithos

plural pithoi \-thȯi\
: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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Origin and Etymology of pithos

Greek


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