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[lek-uh-thos] /ˈlɛk əˌθɒs/
noun, plural lekythoi
[lek-uh-thoi] /ˈlɛk əˌθɔɪ/ (Show IPA).
Greek and Roman Antiquity.
an oil jar having an ellipsoidal body, narrow neck, flanged mouth, curved handle extending from below the lip to the shoulder, and a narrow base terminating in a foot: used chiefly for ointments.
Also, lekythus.
Origin of lekythos
First recorded in 1850-55, lekythos is from the Greek word lḗkythos Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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