Definition of modius in US English:

modius

(also modii)

noun

historical
  • Ancient History. A tall cylindrical headdress of a kind worn by certain deities, as depicted in classical art.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin modius measuring vessel, specific dry measure, in post-classical Latin also in sense 2 from modus + -ius, suffix forming adjectives.

Pronunciation

modius

/ˈməʊdɪəs/