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lekythos

[ lek-uh-thos ]
/ ˈlɛk əˌθɒs /
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noun, plural lek·y·thoi [lek-uh-thoi]. /ˈlɛk əˌθɔɪ/. Greek and Roman Antiquity.
an oil jar having an ellipsoidal body, narrow neck, flanged mouth, curved handle extending from below the lip to the shoulder, and a narrow base terminating in a foot: used chiefly for ointments.
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Origin of lekythos

First recorded in 1850–55, lekythos is from the Greek word lḗkythos

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