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agora

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noun ag·o·ra \ˈa-gə-rə\

Definition of agora

plural

agoras

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agorae

play \-ˌrē, -ˌrī\
  1. :  a gathering place; especially :  the marketplace in ancient Greece



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In ancient Greek cities, an agora was an open space serving as an assembly area and a place for commercial, civic, social, and religious activities. Use of the agora varied in different periods. Located in the middle of the city or near the harbor, it was often enclosed by public buildings, covered areas containing shops, and stoas for protection from sun and bad weather. The highest honor for a citizen was to be granted a tomb in the agora.

Origin and Etymology of agora

Greek, from ageirein to gather


First Known Use: 1598


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agora

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noun ago·ra \ˌä-gə-ˈrä\

Definition of agora

plural

agorot

play \-ˈrōt\
  1. — see shekel at money table



Origin and Etymology of agora

Modern Hebrew ăgōrāh, from Hebrew, a small coin


First Known Use: 1963


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