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British Dictionary definitions for lecythus

lecythus

noun plural -thi (-θaɪ)
  1. (in ancient Greece) a vase with a narrow neck

Word Origin

from Greek lēkuthos
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Historical Examples

  • In a vase, a lecythus, of the fifth century, the worshippers surround a tumulus with a phallus-shaped pillar on top.

    The World of Homer

    Andrew Lang