/ (ˈlɛsɪθəs) /
noun plural -thi (-θaɪ)
(in ancient Greece) a vase with a narrow neck
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Word Origin for lecythus
from Greek lēkuthos
Words nearby lecythus
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Example sentences from the Web for lecythus
In a vase, a lecythus, of the fifth century, the worshippers surround a tumulus with a phallus-shaped pillar on top.The World of Homer|Andrew Lang