Pronunciation: (as'kos), [key]
—pl. -koiPronunciation: (-koi). [key] Gk. and Rom. Antiq.
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. Cf. alabastron, aryballos, lekythos.
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