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amphora
 
SYLLABICATION:am·pho·ra
PRONUNCIATION:  mfr-
NOUN:Inflected forms: pl. am·pho·rae (-f-r) or am·pho·ras
A two-handled jar with a narrow neck used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to carry wine or oil.
ETYMOLOGY:Middle English, from Latin, from Greek amphoreus, short for amphiphoreus : amphi-, amphi- + phoreus, bearer (from pherein, to bear; see bher-1 in Appendix I).
OTHER FORMS:ampho·ralADJECTIVE
 
 
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