canephore

noun
can·​e·​phore | \ˈkanəˌfō(ə)r, -ȯ(ə)r\
variants: or less commonly canephor \-​ȯ(ə)r \ or canephora \kəˈnefərə \ or canephoros \⸗ˈ⸗ərəs, -​ˌräs \ or canephorus \⸗ˈ⸗ərəs \
plural canephores\ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗ \ also canephorae\⸗ˈ⸗⸗ˌrē, -​ˌrī \ or canephori\⸗ˈ⸗⸗ˌrī, -​ˌrē \

Definition of canephore 

1 : a maiden bearing a basket on her head in an early Greek religious festival

2 : a caryatid supporting a basketlike member that serves as a capital

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History and Etymology for canephore

Latin canephoros, canephora, from Greek kanēphoros, from kaneon reed basket (from kanna reed) + -phoros -phorous

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