amphora

noun am·pho·ra \ ˈam(p)-fə-rə \

Definition of amphora

plural amphorae play \-ˌrē, -ˌrī\ or amphoras
1 :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
2 :a 2-handled vessel shaped like an amphora

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Origin and Etymology of amphora

Latin, modification of Greek amphoreus, amphiphoreus, from amphi- + phoreus bearer, from pherein to bear — more at bear


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