[ rahy-ton ]
/ ˈraɪ tɒn /
noun, plural rhy·ta [rahy-tuh] /ˈraɪ tə/.
an ancient Greek drinking horn, made of pottery or metal, having a base in the form of the head of a woman or animal.
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Origin of rhyton
1840–50; < Greek rhytón, noun use of neuter of rhytós flowing, akin to rheîn to flow
Words nearby rhyton
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British Dictionary definitions for rhyta
/ (ˈraɪtɒn) /
noun plural -ta (-tə)
(in ancient Greece) a horn-shaped drinking vessel with a hole in the pointed end through which to drink
Word Origin for rhyton
C19: from Greek rhuton, from rhutos flowing; related to rhein to flow
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