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noun (plural xysti /ˈzɪstʌɪ/)
1(In ancient Greece) a long portico used by athletes for exercise.
- Xystus was the Greek architectural term for the covered portico of the gymnasium, in which the exercises took place during the winter or in rainy weather.
Latin, from Greek xustos 'smooth', from xuein 'to scrape'.
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