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cestus Line breaks: ces¦tus
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛstəs/

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Definition of cestus in English:

noun (plural cesti ˈsɛstʌɪ)

A belt or girdle, especially one worn by a bride in ancient times.


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

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