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noun am·pho·ra \ˈam(p)-fə-rə\
plural am·pho·rae\-ˌrē, -ˌrī\ or am·pho·ras

Definition of AMPHORA

:  an ancient Greek jar or vase with a large oval body, narrow cylindrical neck, and two handles that rise almost to the level of the mouth; broadly :  such a jar or vase used elsewhere in the ancient world
:  a 2-handled vessel shaped like an amphora

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Origin of AMPHORA

Latin, modification of Greek amphoreus, amphiphoreus, from amphi- + phoreus bearer, from pherein to bear — more at bear
First Known Use: 14th century


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