[ ar-uh-bal-uh s ]
/ ˌær əˈbæl əs /
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.
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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