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A hornlike drinking vessel of ancient times, often having a pointed end shaped like an animal or animal's head.

[Greek rhuton, from neuter of rhutos, fluid, liquid; see sreu- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -ta (-tə)
(Historical Terms) (in ancient Greece) a horn-shaped drinking vessel with a hole in the pointed end through which to drink
[C19: from Greek rhuton, from rhutos flowing; related to rhein to flow]
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(3.) Consider, for example, the "Temple aux rhytons." In this connection, Yon comments: "L' integration d'un lieu de culte dans un ilot, au milieu de quartiers d'habitation, lui donne son caractere particulier" (1997: 92).
Bulgaria's Vinprom Peshtera grabbed three "Golden Rhytons." One was bestowed to Vinzavod Assenovgrad; one to Black Sea Gold, and one to Domaine Boyar.
The centerpiece of the exhibit at the National History Museum is a group of 20 rhytons, drinking vessels each with a pointed end shaped like an animal or an animal's head, for which Bozhkov has a particular passion.
This work and the two T'ang, moulded, horn-shaped drinking cups (rhytons), one, a dragon head with a ball in its mouth and the second, a bird head with a cluster of grapes in its mouth, (fig.
Lashgari reported the discovery of a large amount of earthenware including crock, urns, pitchers, small jars, plates, rhytons and kitchenware.