enchytrism

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐγχυτρισμός (enkhutrismós, enchytrism), from ἐγχυτρίζω (enkhutrízō, to expose a newborn in a pot) + -μός (-mós), from lenited ἐν- (en-, in-) and χυτρίζω (khutrízō, put in a pot), from χύτρα (khútra, clay pot).

Noun[edit]

enchytrism (usually uncountable, plural enchytrisms)

  1. (archaeology) The burial of a child or a small animal in a vessel such as a pot.

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