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Perseus mentions that ἀμφορΡύς is shortened from the earlier ἀμφιφορΡύς having two handles.

These seem pertinent to the history and connection to this Linear B word:

We know that the Mycenaeans definitely made big enough amphora to need carriers on both sides:

Damate 05:39, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

confirmed here Damate 04:42, 19 September 2011 (UTC)