Definition of xystus in English:


Line breaks: xys¦tus
Pronunciation: /ˈzɪstəs/

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noun (plural xysti /-tʌɪ/)

  • 1(In ancient Greece) a long portico used by athletes for exercise.
  • 2(In ancient Rome) a garden walk or terrace.


Latin, from Greek xustos 'smooth', from xuein 'to scrape'.

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