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klismos

[ kliz-mos ]
/ ˈklɪz mɒs /
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noun, plural klis·moi [kliz-moi]. /ˈklɪz mɔɪ/.

an ancient Greek chair, having a deep top rail curving forward from the back, and having legs curving upward and inward: imitated during various classical revivals, especially in the early 19th century.

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Origin of klismos

<Greek, akin to klī́nein to lean1
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