emporium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin emporium ‎(trading station, market town, market); from Ancient Greek ἐμπορεῖον ‎(emporeîon, trading station), from ἔμπορος ‎(émporos, merchant”, “traveller”, literally “incomer), from ἐν ‎(en, in) and πόρος ‎(póros, journey)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɛmˈpɔɹiəm/

Noun[edit]

emporium ‎(plural emporiums or emporia)

  1. A market place or trading centre, particularly of an ancient city.
    • 2007, John Darwin, After Tamerlane, Penguin 2008, p. 28:
      Only where churchmen congregated or rulers established their emporia—licensed depots for the long-distance trade in luxuries—did any vestiges of urban life survive.
  2. A shop that offers a wide variety of goods, often used facetiously.
    With a name like "The Wine and Spirits Emporium", no wonder the prices are so high.
  3. A department store.
  4. (obsolete) The brain.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐμπορεῖον ‎(emporeîon, trading station), from ἔμπορος ‎(émporos, merchant”, “traveller”, literally “incomer), from ἐν ‎(en, in) and πόρος ‎(póros, journey)

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Noun[edit]

emporium n ‎(genitive emporiī); second declension

  1. emporium

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative emporium emporia
genitive emporiī emporiōrum
dative emporiō emporiīs
accusative emporium emporia
ablative emporiō emporiīs
vocative emporium emporia

References[edit]

  • emporium in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • emporium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • emporium” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • emporium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • emporium in Samuel Ball Platner (1929), Thomas Ashby, editor, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, London: Oxford University Press
  • emporium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin emporium ‎(trading station, market town, market); from Ancient Greek ἐμπορεῖον ‎(emporeîon, trading station), from ἔμπορος ‎(émporos, merchant", "traveller", literally "incomer"), from ἐν ‎(en, in) and πόρος ‎(póros, journey)

Noun[edit]

emporium n

  1. emporium

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