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askos

[as-kos] /ˈæs kɒs/
noun, plural askoi
[as-koi] /ˈæs kɔɪ/ (Show IPA).
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
< Greek áskos
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