jorum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from the Biblical Joram who "brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass" Samuel II 8:10 Or perhaps from the Arabic "djara", which means "clay vase with a large opening".

Noun[edit]

jorum (countable and uncountable, plural jorums)

  1. (countable) a large vessel for drinking
    • 1773, Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer
      Then come, put the jorum about,
      And let us be merry and clever,
      Our hearts and our liquors are stout,
      Here's the Three Jolly Pigeons for ever.
  2. (uncountable) the contents or quantity of the contents of such a vessel

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