Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of unknown origin. Perhaps related to ἀσκός (askós, skin, hide). According to Morris, possibly borrowed from Egyptian *s-q-r (strike, work metal), along with other metalworking terms used by Daedalus, such as Ἱκμάλιοσ (Hikmálios, craftsman) and ἕντεα (héntea, armor, equipment).

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VerbEdit

ἀσκέω (askéō)

  1. to work, form
  2. to adorn, decorate, trick out
  3. to honor, revere
  4. to practice, exercise, train (often, but not always, of athletics)

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ReferencesEdit

  • Bernal, Martin (2001): Black Athena Writes Back: Martin Bernal Responds to His Critics, p. 305