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am·pho·ra

 (ăm′fər-ə)
n. pl. am·pho·rae (-fə-rē′) or am·pho·ras
A two-handled jar with a narrow neck used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to carry wine or oil.

[Middle English, from Latin, from Greek amphoreus, short for amphiphoreus : amphi-, amphi- + phoreus, bearer (from pherein, to bear; see bher- in Indo-European roots).]

am′pho·ral adj.

amphora

(ˈæmfərə)
n, pl -phorae (-fəˌriː) or -phoras
(Archaeology) an ancient Greek or Roman two-handled narrow-necked jar for oil, wine, etc
[C17: from Latin, from Greek amphoreus, from amphi- + phoreus bearer, from pherein to bear]

am•pho•ra

(ˈæm fər ə)

n., pl. -pho•rae (-fəˌri)
-pho•ras.
a large earthenware storage vessel of Greek and Roman antiquity, having an oval body with two handles extending from below the lip to the shoulder.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin < Greek amphoreús=am(phi)- amphi- + phoreús bearer (i.e., handle), akin to phérein to bear1]
am′pho•ral, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amphora - an ancient jar with two handles and a narrow neckamphora - an ancient jar with two handles and a narrow neck; used to hold oil or wine
jar - a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles
Translations
àmfora
amfora
amfóra
amphora

amphora

[ˈæmfərə] N (amphoras, amphorae (pl)) [ˈæmfəˌriː]ánfora f

amphora

n pl <-s or -e> (form)Amphora f, → Amphore f
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