noun (plural pithoi /ˈpɪθɔɪ/)Archaeology
A large earthenware storage jar.
- 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.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.