noun, plural ces·ti [ses-tahy] /ˈsɛs taɪ/.
Origin of cestus1
noun, plural ces·tus·es. Roman Antiquity.
Origin of cestus2
Examples from the Web for cestus
Cestus, ses′tus, n. the girdle of Venus, which had power to awaken love: an ancient boxing-glove loaded with lead or iron.
This cestus was a fine parti-coloured girdle, which, as Homer tells us, had all the attractions of the sex wrought into it.The Tatler, Volume 3|Various
Her cestus or girdle holds all the magic of passion, and is borrowed even by Hera when she wishes to win her fickle lord.Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Andrew Lang
He cared no more either for the prowess of two combatants who, wearing a cestus on the left arm, fought with sticks.The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5|Theophile Gautier
Jupiter might as soon keep awake when Juno came in best bib and tucker, and with the cestus of Venus, to get him to sleep.Household Papers and Stories|Harriet Beecher Stowe