noun, plural xys·ti [zis-tahy]. /ˈzɪs taɪ/.
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There are other similar instances as in the case of "xystus," "prothyrum," "telamones," and some others of the sort.Ten Books on Architecture|Vitruvius
Then they crossed the xystus to the peristyle, and went along a carpeted corridor to the atrium.
In Rome this custom prevailed, at least since the pontificates of Xystus and Telesphorus (about 120).English Conferences of Ernest Renan|Ernest Renan
Xystus (—Hall) the name of the luxuriously-adorned garden back of the peristyle.
The xystus was a level piece of ground, in front of a portico, divided into flower-beds of various shapes by borders of box.The Fables of Phdrus|Phaedrus