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lek•y•thos



Pronunciation: (lek'u-thos"), [key]
n.,
pl. -thoiPronunciation: (-thoi"). [key]
Gk. and Rom. Antiq.
an oil jar having an ellipsoidal body, narrow neck, flanged mouth, curved handle extending from below the lip to the shoulder, and a narrow base terminating in a foot: used chiefly for ointments. Also,lekythus.Cf. alabastron, aryballos, askos.

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