Xyst
Xyst Xyst, Xystus Xys"tus, n. [L. xystus, Gr. ?, from ? to scrape, polish; -- so called from its smooth and polished floor.] (Anc. Arch.) A long and open portico, for athletic exercises, as wrestling, running, etc., for use in winter or in stormy weather. [1913 Webster]

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  • xyst — ˈzist noun ( s) Etymology: Latin xystus : xystus * * * /zist/, n. 1. (in ancient Greek and Roman architecture) a covered portico, as a promenade. 2. (in an ancient Roman villa) a garden walk planted with trees. Also …   Useful english dictionary

  • xyst — /zist/, n. 1. (in ancient Greek and Roman architecture) a covered portico, as a promenade. 2. (in an ancient Roman villa) a garden walk planted with trees. Also, xystum, xystus. [1655 65; < L xystus garden terrace, shaded walk < Gk xystós a… …   Universalium

  • xyst — noun A xystus …   Wiktionary

  • xyst — er, o, r (G). Scraped; a scraper …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • Xystus — Xyst Xyst, Xystus Xys tus, n. [L. xystus, Gr. ?, from ? to scrape, polish; so called from its smooth and polished floor.] (Anc. Arch.) A long and open portico, for athletic exercises, as wrestling, running, etc., for use in winter or in stormy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Xystarch — Xyst arch, n. [L. xystarches, Gr. ?, ? a xyst + ? to rule.] (Gr. Antiq.) An office? having the superintendence of the xyst. Dr. W. Smith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Xystus (architectural term) — 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, etc. The Romans applied the term to the garden walk in front of the porticoes, which was… …   Wikipedia

  • xys|tus — «ZIHS tuhs», noun. = xyst. (Cf. ↑xyst) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Xysticus — Taxobox name = Xysticus image width = 250px image caption = Xysticus sp. regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Arachnida ordo = Araneae familia = Thomisidae genus = Xysticus genus authority = L. Koch, 1835 diversity link = List of… …   Wikipedia

  • Pons Aurelius — Ponte Sisto Ponte Sisto Der Ponte Sisto ist eine steinerne Straßenbrücke in der Altstadt von Rom mit einer Länge von 105 m und einer Breite von 20 m. Sie wurde im Jahr 1479 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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