Xystus definition

(in Ancient Greece) A long and open portico within the gymnasium.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of xystus - xystos

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
xystus
Plural:
xysti

Origin of xystus

  • From Ancient Greek ξυστός (ksustos, “xystus”), from ξυστός (ksustos, “scraped”), from ksύω (xuō, “scrape”), referring to its polished floor.

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