Definitions for xystus
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A long and open portico within the gymnasium.
Origin: From ξυστός, from ξυστός, from ksύω, referring to its polished floor.
a long and open portico, for athletic exercises, as wrestling, running, etc., for use in winter or in stormy weather
Origin: [L. xystus, Gr. , from to scrape, polish; -- so called from its smooth and polished floor.]
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