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Xyst

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Xyst (Anc. Arch) A long and open portico, for athletic exercises, as wrestling, running, etc., for use in winter or in stormy weather.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n xyst In ancient architecture, a covered portico or open court, of great length in proportion to its width, in which athletes performed their exercises; or, in Roman villas, sometimes, a garden walk planted with trees. Also xystos, xystus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Xyst zist a covered portico used by athletes for their exercises
    • Xyst Also Xyst′os, Xyst′us
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. xystus, Gr., from to scrape, polish; -- so called from its smooth and polished floor.]