Cestus

Ces'tus noun [ Latin cestus girdle, Greek ..., lit., stitched, embroidered.] 1. (Antiq.) A girdle; particularly that of Aphrodite (or Venus) which gave the wearer the power of exciting love. 2. (Zoology) A genus of Ctenophora. The typical species ( Cestus Veneris
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Cestus

Ces'tus noun [ Latin caestus , and cestus .] (Antiq.) A covering for the hands of boxers, made of leather bands, and often loaded with lead or iron.
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Cestus

• (n.) A genus of Ctenophora. The typical species (Cestus Veneris) is remarkable for its brilliant iridescent colors, and its long, girdlelike form. • (n.) A girdle; particularly that of Aphrodite (or Venus) which gave the wearer the power of exciting love. • (n.) A covering for the hands of boxers, made of leather bands, and often l
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cestus

cestus or caestus:see boxing.
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Cestus

In Greek mythology, the Cestus was a girdle worn by Aphrodite and which was endowered with the power of exciting love towards the wearer.
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Cestus

The cestus was a leather thong bound around the hand. It was covered with knots, and often loaded with lead and iron. The Roman origin of the modern-day knuckle duster.
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Cestus

A cestus is a type of girdle or sash named after the girdle of Aphrodite. The cestus was a long piece of fabric worn wrapped and tied about the body.
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Cestus

A cestus is an ancient battle glove, sometimes used in pankration. They were worn as are today`s boxing gloves, but were made with leather strips and sometimes filled with iron plates or fitted with blades or spikes, and used as weapons. ==Terminology== The word `cestus` is Latin, an agent noun derived from verb caedere, meaning `to strike`, ...
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