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.

Nearby words

  1. lejeune, camp,
  2. lek,
  3. lekgotla,
  4. lekker,
  5. lekvar,
  6. lekythus,
  7. lela,
  8. leland,
  9. leloir,
  10. lely

Also lekythus.


Origin of lekythos

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

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