noun, plural cesti /ˈsɛstaɪ/ [ses-tahy] Show IPA .
a girdle or belt, especially as worn by women of ancient Greece.
2. Classical Mythology.
the girdle of Venus, decorated with every object
that could arouse amorous desire.
Also, especially British, cestos.
< Greek kestós
a girdle, literally, (something) stitched, equivalent to kes-
(variant stem of kenteîn
to stitch; see center
) + -tos
verbal adjective suffix