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two-handled amphora

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  • Amphora — This article is about the type of container. For other uses, see Amphora (disambiguation). Amphorae on display in Bodrum Castle, Turkey …   Wikipedia

  • amphora — (n.) early 14c., two handled vessel for holding wine, oil, etc., from L. amphora from Gk. amphoreus an amphora, jar, urn, contraction of amphiphoreus, lit. two handled, from amphi on both sides (see AMPHI (Cf. amphi )) + phoreus bearer, related… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Amphora — Am pho*ra, n.; pl. {Amophor[ae]}. [L., fr. Gr. ?, ?, a jar with two handles; ? + ? bearer, fe rein to bear. Cf. {Ampul}.] Among the ancients, a two handled vessel, tapering at the bottom, used for holding wine, oil, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amphora — amphoral, adj. /am feuhr euh/, n., pl. amphorae / feuh ree /, amphoras. Gk. and Rom. Antiq. a large two handled storage jar having an oval body, usually tapering to a point at the base, with a pair of handles extending from immediately below the… …   Universalium

  • amphora — noun A two handled jar with a narrow neck that was used in ancient times to store or carry wine or oils …   Wiktionary

  • amphora — am·pho·ra || æmfÉ™rÉ™ n. two handled jar used in ancient Greece and Rome …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amphora — /ˈæmfərə / (say amfuhruh) noun (plural amphorae /ˈæmfəri/ (say amfuhree) or amphoras) a two handled, narrow necked vessel, commonly big bellied and narrowed at the base, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for holding wine, oil, etc. {Latin,… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • amphora — noun (plural amphorae or ras) Etymology: Latin, modification of Greek amphoreus, amphiphoreus, from amphi + phoreus bearer, from pherein to bear more at bear Date: 14th century 1. an ancient Greek jar or vase with a large oval body, narrow… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Stirrup (disambiguation) — A stirrup is a metal loop for supporting the foot, attached to a riding saddle. It may also refer to:* The stapes bone of the ear, resembling a stirrup * Stirrup , a clamp (tool) or support in the shape of a stirrup * Stirrup , a reinforcing bar… …   Wikipedia

  • Amophorae — Amphora Am pho*ra, n.; pl. {Amophor[ae]}. [L., fr. Gr. ?, ?, a jar with two handles; ? + ? bearer, fe rein to bear. Cf. {Ampul}.] Among the ancients, a two handled vessel, tapering at the bottom, used for holding wine, oil, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Red-figure pottery — Red figure vase painting is one of the most important styles of figural Greek vase painting. It developed in Athens around 530 BC and remained in use until the late 3rd century BC. It replaced the previously dominant style of Black figure vase… …   Wikipedia


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