noun, plural am·pho·rae [am-fuh-ree] /ˈæm fəˌri/, am·pho·ras. Greek and Roman Antiquity.
Origin of amphora
Examples from the Web for amphora
Contemporary Examples of amphora
And by the time the last American troops pulled out in 2011, the Iraqi amphora might not have looked like new.Iraq Is Not Our War Anymore. Let It Be Iran’s Problem.
July 17, 2014
Historical Examples of amphora
It was equal to one-third of the amphora, and therefore to nearly two gallons English.
It was the custom to write the age of the wine and the vintage on the amphora, or cask.
She was there, in the sun and surrounded by vermin, as pure as an amphora, fragrant as a flower.The Red Lily, Complete
I should say an amphora, which is a Greek word and more high-sounding.Letters to an Unknown
And clapping the amphora to his lips, he drained it at one draught.The Poniard's Hilt
noun plural -phorae (-fəˌriː) or -phoras
Word Origin for amphora
early 14c., "two-handled vessel for holding wine, oil, etc.," from Latin amphora from Greek amphoreus "an amphora, jar, urn," contraction of amphiphoreus, literally "two-handled," from amphi- "on both sides" (see amphi-) + phoreus "bearer," related to pherein "to bear" (see infer). Also a liquid measure in the ancient world, in Greece equal to 9 gallons, in Rome to 6 gallons, 7 pints.