amphora

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An Etruscan amphora

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From Latin amphora, from Ancient Greek ἀμφορεύς (amphoreús, vased shaped ornament with a narrow neck).

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amphora (plural amphorae or amphoras)

  1. (countable) A two handled jar with a narrow neck that was used in ancient times to store or carry wine or oils.
  2. One of various units for measuring liquid or volume during the Roman Empire, measuring between 18.5 and 39 litres depending on the variant.
  3. An at sign (@).

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἀμφορεύς (amphoreús, vased shaped ornament with a narrow neck).

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Noun[edit]

amphora f (genitive amphorae); first declension

  1. A vessel, usually made of clay, with two handles or ears for liquids; amphora; flagon, pitcher, flask, bottle, jar.
  2. A measure for liquids; quadrantal; the measure of a ship.

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The genitive plural amphorārum has the alternative form amphorūm which is especially used in the sense of a measure. First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative amphora amphorae
genitive amphorae amphorārum
dative amphorae amphorīs
accusative amphoram amphorās
ablative amphorā amphorīs
vocative amphora amphorae

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References[edit]

  • amphora in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • amphora in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “amphora”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • amphora” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • amphora in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • amphora in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • amphora in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin