[ as-kos ]
/ ˈæs kɒs /
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noun, plural as·koi [as-koi]. /ˈæs kɔɪ/. Greek and Roman Antiquity.
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.
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Origin of askos
From the Greek word áskos
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Example sentences from the Web for askos
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.