hydria

noun
hy·​dria | \ ˈhīdrēə \
plural hydriae\ -​ēˌē \

Definition of hydria

: an ancient Greek or Roman water jar characterized by horizontal side handles and a vertical back handle and in the earlier form an angular and abrupt shoulder — compare kalpis

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History and Etymology for hydria

Latin, from Greek, from hydōr water

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“Hydria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydria. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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