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askos

[as-kos]
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noun, plural as·koi [as-koi] /ˈæs kɔɪ/. Greek and Roman Antiquity.
  1. an oil or wine jar, characterized by an ellipsoidal body and a short, flanged spout from which a thin handle extends in an arc to join the back of the jar.

Origin of askos

From the Greek word áskos
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Examples from the Web for askos

Historical Examples

  • Both the askos and stamnos are frequently painted with red figures.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young

  • The pyxis was used by women at their toilet, and the lekythos, alabastron and askos for oil and unguents.


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