Pronunciation: (pith'os, pī'thos), [key]
—pl. pi•thoiPronunciation: (pith'oi, pī'thoi). [key]
a very large earthenware jar having a wide mouth, used by the ancient Greeks for storing liquids, as wine, or for holding food, as grain, or for the burial of the dead.
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