Ancient Greek yo-yo

Agrippa

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There is a well-known toy called yo-yo, even used by children in ancient Greece (cf. Attic kylix, ca. 440 BC, Berlin).
Does anyone of you know the exact ancient Greek word (and perhaps the Latin one as well) signifying this little thing?
(τροχίσκος = trochiscus, i m., or something like that)
 
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Agrippa

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Agrippa Laurentio v. c. Antiano sal.
Gratias tibi ago pro nuntio. Valde miror non esse traditum vocabulum quo illa res significetur, idque eo magis quod vox trochi, alterius oblectamenti puerorum, nota est: trochus, ī, m. = τροχός.
Vale.

Martialis 14, 168
"Inducenda rota est: das nobis utile munus:
Iste trochus pueris, at mihi cantus erit."
 
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