[ as-kos ]
/ ˈæs kɒs /
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.
Origin of askos
From the Greek word áskos
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Examples from the Web for askos
The pyxis was used by women at their toilet, and the lekythos, alabastron and askos for oil and unguents.
Both the askos and stamnos are frequently painted with red figures.The Ceramic Art|Jennie J. Young