Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of cestus in English:
noun (plural cesti ˈsɛstʌɪ)
A belt or girdle, especially one worn by a bride in ancient times.
- 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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