Definition of Rhyton

1. Noun. A container from which fluids are intended to be drunk, having a base in the form of a head. ¹



2. Noun. Greek drinking horn ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rhyton

1. an ancient Greek drinking horn [n -TONS or -TA]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhyton

rhythmometers
rhythms
rhythmus
rhytid
rhytide
rhytidectomy
rhytides
rhytidome
rhytidomes
rhytidoplasty
rhytidosis
rhytidosis retinae
rhytids
rhytina
rhytinas
rhyton (current term)
rhytons
rhæa
riad
riads
rial
rials
rialto
rialtos
riancies
riancy
riant
riantly
rias
riata

Literary usage of Rhyton

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of Ancient Pottery: Greek, Etruscan, and Roman by Henry Beauchamp Walters, Samuel Birch (1905)
"497 E. ' xi. 468 F ; cf. 497 A. 5 Exx. in BM F 417-36. * xi. 496 E; other names for the rhyton • xi. 500E. In the temple of Apollo are BIK^HZS (Pollux, vi. ..."

2. Hellenistic Pottery: Athenian and Imported Wheelmade Table Ware and Related by Susan I. Rotroff (1997)
"The three major varieties of rhyton are represented within the Agora material: ... The animal-head rhyton was adopted by Athenian potters in the late 6th ..."

3. The Childhood of Art; Or, The Ascent of Man: Or, The Ascent of Man; a Sketch by Herbert Green Spearing (1913)
"Small rhyton (libation vase) found at Gournia by Mrs. Boyd Hawes. It is made of fine grey clay covered with a shining white slip (a paint made of clay) to ..."

4. Pottery and Porcelain of All Times and Nations: With Tables of Factory and by William Cowper Prime (1878)
"... more frequently with its foot extending into the head of a deer or other animal. It could not be set down till emptied. 66. The rhyton. ..."

5. Mythology & Monuments of Ancient Athens: Being a Translation of a Portion of by Pausanias, Jane Ellen Harrison (1890)
"In the centre of the cylix is the ship of Dionysos ; in it the god, bearded and crowned, is seated, holding a rhyton. ..."

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