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AMPHORA

Tall, two-handled vessel, usually of clay, for holding wine for the Eucharistic sacrifice. those found in the catacombs were inscribed with Christian symbols. (Etym. Latin amphora, a vessel; Greek amphi, on both sides + phero, to carry.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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