[ 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.

Origin of rhyton

1840–50; < Greek rhytón, noun use of neuter of rhytós flowing, akin to rheîn to flow
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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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