Pronunciation: (lek'u-thos"),[key] —n., —pl.-thoiPronunciation: (-thoi").[key]Gk. and Rom. Antiq. an oil jar having an ellipsoidal body, narrow neck, flanged mouth, curved handle extending from below the lip to the shoulder, and a narrow base terminating in a foot: used chiefly for ointments. Also,lekythus.Cf. alabastron, aryballos, askos.