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xystus

[zis-tuh s] /ˈzɪs təs/
noun, plural xysti
[zis-tahy] /ˈzɪs taɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
xyst.

Sixtus II

or Xystus II

noun
1.
Saint, died a.d. 258, pope 257–258.

Sixtus III

or Xystus III

noun
1.
Saint, pope a.d. 432–440.

Xystus I

[zis-tuh s] /ˈzɪs təs/
noun
1.

Xystus II

noun
1.

Xystus III

noun
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  • There are other similar instances as in the case of "xystus," "prothyrum," "telamones," and some others of the sort.

  • The xystus was a level piece of ground, in front of a portico, divided into flower-beds of various shapes by borders of box.

  • In Rome this custom prevailed, at least since the pontificates of xystus and Telesphorus (about 120).

  • Then they crossed the xystus to the peristyle, and went along a carpeted corridor to the atrium.

  • xystus (—Hall) the name of the luxuriously-adorned garden back of the peristyle.

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