from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Gr. archæol.:
  • noun A form of head-band or fillet worn by women to confine the hair around and on the top of the head.
  • noun An elliptical or semi-elliptical area, or any place of kindred form, as the auditorium of a theater; that end of a stadium which was curved or rounded.


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  • A semicircular part (as of an amphitheater) or place. Picked this up from the national spelling bee.

    I would have missed it.

    May 31, 2008

  • Neat! Thanks, skipvia.

    June 1, 2008