canephore

noun can·e·phore \ˈkanəˌfō(ə)r, -ȯ(ə)r\
variants: less commonly

canephor

\-ȯ(ə)r\ or

canephora

\kəˈnefərə\ or

canephoros

or

canephorus

Definition of canephore

plural

canephores

also

canephorae

or

canephori

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of canephore

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


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