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agora

1

[ ag-er-uh ]

noun

, plural ag·o·rae [ag, -, uh, -ree].
  1. a popular political assembly.
  2. the place where such an assembly met, originally a marketplace or public square.
  3. the Ag·o·ra, the chief marketplace of Athens, center of the city's civic life.


agora

2

[ ah-gawr-uh, -gohr-uh; Sephardic Hebrew ah-gaw-rah ]

noun

, plural a·go·rot [ah-, gawr, -oht, -, gohr, -, ah-gaw-, rawt].
  1. an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Israel, one 100th of a shekel: replaced the prutah as the fractional unit in 1960.

agora

1

/ ˌæɡəˈrɑː /

noun

  1. an Israeli monetary unit worth one hundredth of a shekel


agora

2

/ ˈæɡərə /

noun

  1. often capital
    1. the marketplace in Athens, used for popular meetings, or any similar place of assembly in ancient Greece
    2. the meeting itself
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Word History and Origins

Origin of agora1

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Greek agorā́ “assembly (of the common people, not the nobility), marketplace,” derivative of ageírein “to gather together”

Origin of agora2

First recorded in 1960–65; from Hebrew ăgōrāh “coin, payment,” from āgār “to hire”
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Word History and Origins

Origin of agora1

Hebrew, from āgōr to collect

Origin of agora2

from Greek, from agorein to gather
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Example Sentences

You see, the internet, the agora where there’s no field of endeavor obscure enough that YOUR opinion is not only requested but desired, has created monsters.

From Ozy

We find the same ideas to spring up in the agora of Athens, the wilds and snows of Norway, and the heathers and hills of Scotland.

Even in the Homeric State there was a council of elders and an assembly of freemen—an agora—in addition to the king.

As the crowd from the Agora also poured forth, Antonius was finally left on the tribunal sitting alone.

All purchases and exchanges are to be made in the agora, and paid for on the spot; the law will not allow credit to be given.

And so Theramenes was dragged through the Agora, in vehement and loud tones proclaiming the wrongs that he was suffering.

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