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emporium

[ em-pawr-ee-uhm, -pohr- ]
/ 蓻m藞p蓴r i 蓹m, -藞po蕣r- /
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noun, plural em路po路ri路ums, em路po路ri路a [em-pawr-ee-uh, -pohr-]. /蓻m藞p蓴r i 蓹, -藞po蕣r-/.
a large retail store, especially one selling a great variety of articles.
a place, town, or city of important commerce, especially a principal center of trade: New York is one of the world's great emporiums.
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Origin of emporium

First recorded in 1580鈥90; from Latin, from Greek emp贸rion 鈥渕arket, emporium,鈥 equivalent to 茅mporos 鈥渕erchant,鈥 originally 鈥渢raveler, passenger鈥 (em- em-2 + p贸ros 鈥減assage, voyage鈥) + -ion noun suffix of place
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British Dictionary definitions for emporium

emporium
/ (蓻m藞p蓴藧r瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -riums or -ria (-r瑟蓹)
a large and often ostentatious retail shop offering for sale a wide variety of merchandise

Word Origin for emporium

C16: from Latin, from Greek emporion, from emporos merchant, from poros a journey
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