lekythoi

lekythos

[lek-uh-thos]
noun, plural lekythoi [lek-uh-thoi] . Greek and Roman Antiquity.
an oil jar having an ellipsoidal body, narrow neck, flanged mouth, curved handle extending from below the lip to the shoulder, and a narrow base terminating in a foot: used chiefly for ointments.
Also, lekythus.


Origin:
1850–55; < Greek lḗkythos

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