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pithos

[ pith-os, pahy-thos ]
/ ˈpɪθ ɒs, ˈpaɪ θɒs /
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noun, plural pi·thoi [pith-oi, pahy-thoi]. /ˈpɪθ ɔɪ, ˈpaɪ θɔɪ/.

a very large earthenware jar having a wide mouth, used by the ancient Greeks for storing liquids, as wine, or for holding food, as grain, or for the burial of the dead.

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Origin of pithos

First recorded in 1875–80, pithos is from the Greek word píthos
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British Dictionary definitions for pithos

pithos
/ (ˈpɪθɒs, ˈpaɪ-) /

noun plural -thoi (-θɔɪ)

a large ceramic container for oil or grain

Word Origin for pithos

from Greek
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