Monday, July 25, 2011

Word of the Week: XYSTUS

The word of the week for July 25th - 31st is...

XYSTUS n.

Definition:
1. A long, covered corridor in a gymnasium; used by the ancient Greeks and Romans during inclimate weather
2. The Greek architectural term for the covered portico of the gymnasium, in which the exercises took place during the winter or in rainy weather
3. In ancient Rome, a garden walk or terrace

Example:
During the storm, the cross country team used the xystus for training.

Origin: Latin from Greek




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