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amphora


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amphora  \Am"pho*ra\,  n.;  pl  {Amophor[ae]}.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?,  ?,  a 
  jar  with  two  handles;  ?  +  ?  bearer,  ?  to  bear.  Cf  {Ampul}.] 
  Among  the  ancients,  a  two-handled  vessel,  tapering  at  the 
  bottom,  used  for  holding  wine,  oil,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amphora 
  n  :  an  ancient  two-handled  narrow-necked  jar  for  oil  or  wine 




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