noun, plural am·pho·rae [am-fuh-ree] /ˈæm fəˌri/, am·pho·ras. Greek and Roman Antiquity.
- amphoric rale,
- amphoric resonance,
Origin of amphora
Examples from the Web for amphorae
The ware is generally rather rough, thick and brown for the amphorae, thin and red for smaller vessels.
The amphorae which you hid in the mound are probably—I can't say for certain, mind—priceless.The Wouldbegoods|E. Nesbit
In one house the place of an iron tripod was taken by three pointed ends of amphorae set upright on the hearth.
Her vases and amphorae have been frequently exhibited and are praised by connoisseurs and critics.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
Fruits and other edibles of all kinds were kept in amphorae.
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.