< /ˈsɛs taɪ/.

  1. a girdle or belt, especially as worn by women of ancient Greece.
  2. Classical Mythology. the girdle of Venus, decorated with every object that could arouse amorous desire.

noun, plural ces·tus·es. Roman Antiquity.

  1. a hand covering made of leather strips and often covered with metal studs, worn by boxers.


  1. classical myth the girdle of Aphrodite (Venus) decorated to cause amorousness

noun plural -tus or -tuses

  1. (in classical Roman boxing) a pugilist’s gauntlet of bull’s hide loaded or studded with metal

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