lecythus

/ (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
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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