askos

askos

[as-kos]
noun, plural askoi [as-koi] . 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:
< Greek áskos

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To askos
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: askoi
Next Definition: asl
Words Near: askos
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for askos
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing askos
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;