Israeli amphoraeDerivation

  • Greek: amphi, on both sides; phero, carry


Vessels, generally made of clay, and furnished with ears for handles; used for holding wine. Specimens have been found in the catacombs, inscribed with Christian symbols.

MLA Citation

  • “amphorae”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 November 2019. Web. 6 March 2021. <>