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xys·tus

[ˈzɪstəs] ✕ Play

xystus (noun) · xysti (plural noun)

  - (in ancient Greece) a long portico used by athletes for exercise.

  - (in ancient Rome) a garden walk or terrace.


Top Asked Questions

  1. What is the origin of the word Xyst?
    "Xystus" derives from the Greek word xustos, meaning "smooth", due to the polished floor of the xystus. "Xystus" was used, by extension, to refer to the whole building containing the gymnasium and portico, as in the xysti of Jerusalem and Elis. Xyst is an alternative spelling for xystus, and xystarch as the term for a superintendent of a xystus.
  2. What does xystum mean in architecture?
    In Latin, xystum is the accusative case of the nominative xystus; in modern architecture, xystum has a different meaning from xystus. The Xystus of Jerusalem was a famous building erected in the Judaeo-Hellenistic period probably under Herodian rule.
  3. What is the difference between Xyst and xystarch?
    Xyst is an alternative spelling for xystus, and xystarch as the term for a superintendent of a xystus. In Latin, xystum is the accusative case of the nominative xystus; in modern architecture, xystum has a different meaning from xystus.
  4. What is an example of a xystus?
    There are other similar instances as in the case of " xystus ," "prothyrum," "telamones," and some others of the sort. The xystus was a level piece of ground, in front of a portico, divided into flower-beds of various shapes by borders of box.

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