Definition of lecythus in English:
noun (plural lecythi /-θʌɪ/)
A thin narrow-necked vase or flask from ancient Greece.
- Many beautiful lecythi from the tombs of Athens are preserved in the British Museum.
- The white Hellenistic house lecythus consist a particular category of funerary gifts put in the tombs of the Classical period.
- In the other two are ancient vases, lecythi, statuettes and other Mycenaean, Geometrical, Corinthian, Boeotian, Attican and Hellenistic archaeological finds, on loan from the Archaeological Museum.