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Word of the Day 08/31/18 Agora

Agora (noun)
agora [ag-er-uh]


noun, plural ag·o·rae [ag-uh-ree] /ˈæg əˌri/. (in ancient Greece)
1. a popular political assembly.
2. the place where such an assembly met, originally a marketplace or public square.
3. the Agora, the chief marketplace of Athens, center of the city's civic life.

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Origin: 1590–1600; < Greek agorā́ marketplace, equivalent to agor- (variant stem of ageírein to gather together < a pre-Hellenic IE substratum language, equivalent to a(d)- ad- + *ǵher- grasp, cognate with Sanskrit har- seize, fetch) + -ā noun ending

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agora [ah-gawr-uh, -gohr-uh; Sephardic Hebrew ah-gaw-rah]

noun, plural a·go·rot [ah-gawr-oht, -gohr-; Sephardic Hebrew ah-gaw-rawt] /ɑˈgɔr oʊt, -ˈgoʊr-; Sephardic Hebrew ɑ gɔˈrɔt/.
1. an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Israel, the 100th part of a shekel: replaced the prutah as the fractional unit in 1960.

Also agura.

Origin: From Hebrew

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