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pithos

[pith-os, pahy-thos] /ˈpɪθ ɒs, ˈpaɪ θɒs/
noun, plural pithoi
[pith-oi, pahy-thoi] /ˈpɪθ ɔɪ, ˈpaɪ θɔɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
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.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Greek píthos
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pithos

/ˈpɪθɒs; ˈpaɪ-/
noun (pl) -thoi (-θɔɪ)
1.
a large ceramic container for oil or grain
Word Origin
from Greek
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