Meaning of amphora
Pronunciation: (am'fur-u), [key]
— pl. -pho•rae -pho•ras.
- a large two-handled storage jar having an oval body, usually tapering to a point at the base, with a pair of handles extending from immediately below the lip to the shoulder: used chiefly for oil, wine, etc., and, set on a foot, as a commemorative vase awarded the victors in contests such as the Panathenaic games. Cf. pelike, stamnos.
- amphora (Thesaurus)