noun, plural am·pho·rae [am-fuh-ree], /ˈæm fəˌri/, am·pho·ras.Greek and Roman Antiquity.
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Origin of amphora
OTHER WORDS FROM amphoraam·pho·ral, adjective
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Some of the blend spent some of that time in cement egg-shaped vessels and terra-cotta amphorae.This $14 Italian red is a gem that invites a pairing with a pot roast or pasta|Dave McIntyre|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
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.|Christopher Dickey|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The first vase in the engraving on the following page, which is exactly the shape of the classic amphora, is over three feet high.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
Two slaves carrying a great amphora hanging from a pole swung between their shoulders, stopped near them a moment to rest.
Flies buzzed about their heads in clouds; an amphora of water stood within their reach.
By this point the amphora was fastened into the soft earth, or the holes in the tap-room counters specially intended for them.
Here allusion is made to a hole in the stone floor designed to secure the amphora.