xystus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ξυστός ‎(xustós, xystus), from ξυστός ‎(xustós, scraped), from ksύω ‎(ksúō, scrape), referring to its polished floor.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

xystus ‎(plural xysti)

  1. (in Ancient Greece) A long and open portico within the gymnasium.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ξυστός ‎(xustós, xystus).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

xystus m ‎(genitive xystī); second declension

  1. covered portico or gallery (or one planted with trees)

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative xystus xystī
genitive xystī xystōrum
dative xystō xystīs
accusative xystum xystōs
ablative xystō xystīs
vocative xyste xystī

References[edit]

  • xystus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • xystus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • xystus in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • xystus in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • xystus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • xystus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin