Definition of pithos in English:

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pithos

Pronunciation: /ˈpɪθɒs/

noun (plural pithoi /ˈpɪθɔɪ/)

Archaeology
A large earthenware storage jar.
Example sentences
  • A number of vases were recovered in the room: two high-necked cups, a large skyphos, three amphoras, two hydrias, a cooking pot, and two pithoi.
  • Finds from the upper levels of A1600 consisted of numerous large fragments of pithoi, perhaps attesting to additional storage in this area.
  • Other than the pithos and its lid, no ceramic vessels were clearly being used in the room at the time it was destroyed.

Origin

Greek.

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