aryballos

[ar-uh-bal-uh s]

noun, plural ar·y·bal·loi [ar-uh-bal-oi] /ˌær əˈbæl ɔɪ/. Greek and Roman Antiquity.

an oil jar, characterized by a spherical body, flat-rimmed mouth, and often a single handle extending from the lip to the shoulder of the jar, used chiefly for fragrant ointments.

Nearby words

  1. arvn,
  2. arvo,
  3. ary,
  4. aryan,
  5. aryanize,
  6. aryballus,
  7. aryepiglottic,
  8. aryepiglottic fold,
  9. aryepiglottic muscle,
  10. aryl


Origin of aryballos

1840–50; < Greek arýballos a draw-purse, equivalent to arý(ein) to draw + -ballos, akin to ballántion purse

Related formsar·y·bal·loid, adjective

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