[pith-os, pahy-thos]
noun, plural pithoi [pith-oi, pahy-thoi] .
a very large earthenware jar having a wide mouth, used by the ancient Greeks for storing liquids, as wine, or for holding food, as grain, or for the burial of the dead.

1875–80; < Greek píthos

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pithos (ˈpɪθɒs, ˈpaɪ-)
n , pl -thoi
a large ceramic container for oil or grain
[from Greek]

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