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emporium

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

(pl. emporia)

[De]

A centre of commerce characterized by a wide range of goods, often from far afield.

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emporium

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 72 words.

(= a large shop) predominantly made the plural emporiums in all varieties of English from about 1830. Around 1940

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emporium

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 24 words.

[L16th]

An emporium is unconnected with *emperor, but comes via Latin from Greek emporion, from emporos ‘merchant’,

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emporium

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

(pl. emporia)

[De]

A centre of commerce characterized by a wide range of goods, often from far afield.

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emporium

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 27 words.

is a formal word for a large retail store or a centre of commerce. The principal plural form is emporia

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emporium

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 32 words.

A rather formal word for a large retail store or a centre of commerce. The more usual plural form is

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emporium

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 211 words.

• columbium • erbium, terbium, ytterbium • scandium • compendium • palladium, radium, stadium, vanadium • medium,

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emporium

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 208 words.

• columbium • erbium, terbium, ytterbium • scandium • compendium • palladium, radium, stadium, vanadium • medium,

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emporium

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 28 words.

is a formal word for a large retail store or a centre of commerce. The principal plural form is emporia

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emporium

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 20 words.

[De]

A centre of commerce characterized by a wide range of goods, often from far afield.

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emporium

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 15 words.

XVI. — L. — Gr. empórion, f. émporos merchant, f. EM- + IE. *por- (see FARE

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