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[rahy-ton] /ˈraɪ tɒn/
noun, plural rhyta
[rahy-tuh] /ˈraɪ tə/ (Show IPA)
an ancient Greek drinking horn, made of pottery or metal, having a base in the form of the head of a woman or animal.
Origin of rhyton
1840-50; < Greek rhytón, noun use of neuter of rhytós flowing, akin to rheîn to flow Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for rhyta


noun (pl) -ta (-tə)
(in ancient Greece) a horn-shaped drinking vessel with a hole in the pointed end through which to drink
Word Origin
C19: from Greek rhuton, from rhutos flowing; related to rhein to flow
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