Definition of cestus in English:


Line breaks: ces¦tus
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛstəs

noun (plural cesti /-tʌɪ/)

  • A belt or girdle, especially one worn by a bride in ancient times.
    More example sentences
    • If she spoke rustic Greek instead of bad English, and wore a cestus in place of an ill-fitting corset, you'd swear she was a goddess.
    • He fastened with his own hand this rich cestus upon the person of the lovely tourist.
    • He ridiculed a beautiful cestus, or clasp of brilliants and emeralds.


mid 16th century: Latin, from Greek kestos 'stitched'.

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