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amphora ae (gen plur., in common lang., amphorūm), f

, ἀμφορεύς, a large oblong vessel for liquids, with a handle on each side, flask, jar, flagon, pitcher: amphora coepit institui, H.: deripere horreo amphoram, i. e. the wine, H.—Meton., an amphora (a liquid measure, nearly equal to 7 galls. Engl.): vini.—Ships were measured by amphorae, as with us by tons: navem, quae plus quam trecentarum amphorarum esset, L.

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