Cestus meaning

sĕstəs
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A woman's belt or girdle, especially as worn in ancient Greece.
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A covering for the hand made of leather straps weighted with iron or lead and worn by boxers in ancient Rome.
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In ancient times, a woman's belt or girdle.
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A contrivance of leather straps, often weighted with metal, worn on the hand by boxers in ancient Rome.
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A leather fighting glove, frequently weighted with metal.
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Origin of cestus

  • Latin caestus from caedere to strike kaə-id- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin belt from Greek kestos kent- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin cestus.

    From Wiktionary