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n. pl. lek·y·thoi (-thoi′)
A slender, narrow-necked, one-handled flask, used in ancient Greece for holding oil, especially oil used in anointing the dead.
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(Historical Terms) Greek history a flask with a narrow neck, used in ancient times as a container for ointments and oils
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