June 20th, 2014

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Friday word: Xyst

Because we need more X-words! ;)
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xyst , xystus or xystos (zɪst, ˈzɪstəs) (noun)

1. a long portico, esp one used in ancient Greece for athletics
2. (in ancient Rome) a covered garden walk or one lined with trees

Etymology: from Latin xystus, from Greek xustos, literally: smoothed, polished (area), from xuein to scrape, make smooth


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