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loutrophoros

[ loo-trof-uh-ros ]
/ luˈtrɒf əˌrɒs /
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noun, plural lou·troph·o·roi [loo-trof-uh-roi]. /luˈtrɒf əˌrɔɪ/.

Greek and Roman Antiquity. a water jar, characterized by an elongated neck and flaring mouth, used to carry water for the marriage bath and set on the tomb of a person who had been unmarried.

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Origin of loutrophoros

1895–1900; <Greek loutrophóros literally, bringing water for the bath, equivalent to loutró(n) bath (loú(ein) to wash (compare Latin lavāre to lave1) + -tron instrumental suffix)+ -phoros-phorous

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