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 weather. [1913 Webster]

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  • Xystus — Жанры симфо метал пауэр метал прогрессивный метал Годы c 1999 по настоящее время …   Википедия

  • Xystus — has several meanings:* Xystus (Architectural term), a Greek architectural term. * Xystus, another spelling for the Roman name Sixtus …   Wikipedia

  • Xystus — Xystos (griechisch ξυστός) bezeichnet bei den Griechen die überdachte Laufbahn, die im griechischen Gymnasion neben dem Dromos oder den Peridromides (περιδρόμιδες) lag, manchmal auch das gesamte Gymnasion.[1] Bei den Römern war der Xystus nach… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Xystus — Xỵs|tus, der; , Xysti [lat. xystus < griech. xystós, ↑Xystos]: (im Rom der Antike) offene Terrasse od. Gartenanlage vor einem Portikus, der Säulenhalle am Haupteingang eines Gebäudes …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Xystus — Xys|tus der; , ...ti <aus gleichbed. lat. xystus, dies aus gr. xystós, vgl. ↑Xystos> (im Rom der Antike) offene Terrasse od. Gartenanlage vor einem Portikus, der Säulenhalle am Haupteingang eines Gebäudes …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • xystus — /zis teuhs/, n., pl. xysti / tuy/. xyst. * * * …   Universalium

  • xystus — noun A long and open portico within the gymnasium …   Wiktionary

  • Xystus — Mentioned by Josephus [[➝ Josephus, Flavius]] as a place in Jerusalem surrounded by porticoes and used by gymnasts and for public assemblies; it was designed by Herod the Great. It has sometimes been suggested that it was the scene of the trial… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • xystus — xys·tus …   English syllables

  • xystus — n. (pl. xysti) 1 a covered portico used by athletes in ancient Greece for exercise. 2 Rom. Antiq. a garden walk or terrace. Etymology: L f. Gk xustos smooth f. xuo scrape …   Useful english dictionary

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