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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Examples from the Web for rhyton
Historical Examples of rhyton
In the second specimen there is no large disk, and the figure is holding up what is apparently a rhyton or drinking-horn.
On the left of the woman is a nude youth holding up a rhyton.
He has a cup in the left hand and a rhyton in the right hand.
A man, bearded, reclines on a couch, and holds up a rhyton in his right hand.
A boy in a short tunic stands on the right, and holds a kyathos for drawing wine; a rhyton and a vase are seen above his head.
British Dictionary definitions for rhyton
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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