noun, plural xys·ti [zis-tahy] /ˈzɪs taɪ/.
or Xystus II
or Xystus III
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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
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
In Rome this custom prevailed, at least since the pontificates of Xystus and Telesphorus (about 120).English Conferences of Ernest Renan
Then they crossed the xystus to the peristyle, and went along a carpeted corridor to the atrium.
Xystus (—Hall) the name of the luxuriously-adorned garden back of the peristyle.