xystus

noun
xys·​tus | \ ˈzistəs \
plural xysti\ -​ˌstī , -​ˌstē \

Definition of xystus

: a long and open portico used especially by ancient Greeks or Romans for athletic exercises in wintry or stormy weather sometimes : a walk lined with trees

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History and Etymology for xystus

Latin, from Greek xystos, from xystos, adjective, scraped, polished; from its smooth floor

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“Xystus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xystus. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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