noun, plural ces·ti [ses-tahy] /ˈsɛs taɪ/.
Origin of cestus1
Definition for cestus (2 of 2)
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