Xyst - definition of xyst by The Free Dictionary
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xyst (zɪst) ,
1. (Architecture) a long portico, esp one used in ancient Greece for athletics
2. (Architecture) (in ancient Rome) a covered garden walk or one lined with trees
[C17: from Latin xystus, from Greek xustos, literally: smoothed, polished (area), from xuein to scrape, make smooth]
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Among the obscure words they've studied are: KAT (a variation of QAT, a South American shrub), ZA (slang for pizza) and XYST
(a area where athletes trained in ancient Greece).
I would venture, with great hesitation, the following reading, based on a combination of the inscriptions on both sides of the seal: (1) ct yx xyst
y(x) bl y / p sp [= raz-et e hist e bare/pasb].
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