in ancient times, a woman's belt or girdle
Origin of cestusClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek kestos, a girdle; akin to kentein, to stitch: see center
a contrivance of leather straps, often weighted with metal, worn on the hand by boxers in ancient Rome
Origin of cestusClassical Latin caestus ; from caedere, to strike, cut down: see -cide
A woman's belt or girdle, especially as worn in ancient Greece.
Origin of cestusLatin, belt, from Greek kestos; see kent- in Indo-European roots.
nounpl. ces·tus·es also caes·tus·es
A covering for the hand made of leather straps weighted with iron or lead and worn by boxers in ancient Rome.
Origin of cestusLatin caestus, from caedere, to strike; see ka&schwa;-id- in Indo-European roots.
- A leather fighting glove, frequently weighted with metal.
From Latin cestus.