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xyst

(zɪst) ,

xystus

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xystos

n
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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(ChD) STU xystus in ancient Greece, a covered portico used by athletes for their exercises.
Eventually the young Lawrence went to Caesaraugusta (today Zaragoza, Spain) to study with a renowned Greek Christian teacher named Xystus (in Latin, Sixtus).
Books say Sixtus comes from a Greek name Xystus, meaning "polished", and should not be confused with Sextus, Latin for sixth.
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El uso del termino xystus en las primeras lineas del dialogo --"Estando ocioso en mi casa, paseandome por el portico, vinieron a mi, segun su costumbre, Marco Bruto y Tito Pomponio, grandes amigos entre si" (Cic.
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Internal house gardens were complemented by external vineyards, fruit, vegetable and flower gardens (horti rustici), as well as extensive farming areas and a walk planted with trees (xystus), with benches for sitting, water features, statuettes and shrines to placate the gods responsible for good crops (Paoli 1944:101-108; Farrar 1998:15-21).
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