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ἀσκός , ,, hide, PFay.121.9 (i/ii A. D.); but usually, skin made into a bag, esp. wineskin,οἶνον . . ἀσκῷ ἐν αἰγείῳIl.3.247, Od.6.78; “ἀσκὸν . . μέλανος οἴνοιο5.265, 9.196; ἀσκὸς βοός, of the bag in which Aeolus bottled up the winds, Od.10.19, cf. 45,57; ἀσκοὺς καμήλων skins of camel's hide, Hdt.3.9; . Μαρσύεω bag made from the skin of Marsyas, Id.7.26; “. ἀφύσητοςHp.Art.47; “εἴ μοι δορὰ μὴ εἰς ἀσκὸν τελευτήσει ὥσπερ ΜαρσύουPl.Euthd.285c; “ἀσκοῖς καὶ θυλάκοιςX.An.6.4.23, cf. Th.4.26; ἀσκοὶ πεφυσαμένοι, of mankind, Epich. 246; ἄνθρωποι κενεῆς οἰήσιος ἔμπλεοι . Timo 11; ἀσκός, of the human skin, Ph.2.462.
2. paunch, belly, Archil.72; in oracular language, E.Med.679, Plu.Thes.3.
3. bellows, Plb.21.28.15, Ath.10.456d.
4. bagpipes, Gal.4.459.
5. prov., wineskin, of a toper, Antiph.19: prov., “ἀεί ποτ᾽ εὖ μὲν . εὖ δὲ θύλακος ἅνθρωπός ἐστιAlex.85; "ἀσκός, πέλεκυς" in a child's game, Thphr.Char.5.5; ἀσκὸν δείρειν flay alive, hence, abuse, maltreat, Ar.Nu.442:—Pass., “ἀσκὸς δεδάρθαιSol.33.7.
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    • Euripides, Medea, 679
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.9
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.26
    • Homer, Iliad, 3.247
    • Homer, Odyssey, 10.19
    • Homer, Odyssey, 5.265
    • Homer, Odyssey, 6.78
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.196
    • Plato, Euthydemus, 285c
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.26
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 6.4.23
    • Theophrastus, Characters, 5.5
    • Polybius, Histories, 21.28.15
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 442
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 47
    • Plutarch, Theseus, 3
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