EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ξυστός (xustós, xystus), from ξυστός (xustós, scraped), from ξύω (xúō, scrape), referring to its polished floor.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

xystus (plural xysti)

  1. (in Ancient Greece) A long and open portico within the gymnasium.

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LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ξυστός (xustós, xystus).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

xystus m (genitive xystī); second declension

  1. covered portico or gallery (or one planted with trees)

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative xystus xystī
Genitive xystī xystōrum
Dative xystō xystīs
Accusative xystum xystōs
Ablative xystō xystīs
Vocative xyste xystī

DescendantsEdit

  • English: xystus
  • Portuguese: xisto

ReferencesEdit

  • xystus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • xystus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • xystus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • xystus in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • xystus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • xystus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin