Definition of labrys in English:

labrys

noun

  • The sacred double-headed axe of ancient Crete; a representation of this.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Thomas Newton (d. 1894), archaeologist. From Hellenistic Greek λάβρυς double-headed axe, considered by Plutarch to be a Lydian word; of uncertain origin.

Pronunciation

labrys

/ˈlabrɪs/