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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The amphorae were sometimes marked with the name of the wine, and the names of the consuls for the year in which they were filled.The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
Large brown amphorae, peg bottoms; ribbed after 180, wide ribbing at first, then narrower.How to Observe in Archaeology|Various
In one house the place of an iron tripod was taken by three pointed ends of amphorae set upright on the hearth.
On other amphorae the words for bean meal (lomentum), honey, and lentils appear, the last being designated by the Greek word.
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