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emporium

[em-pawr-ee-uh m, -pohr-] /ɛmˈpɔr i əm, -ˈpoʊr-/
noun, plural emporiums, emporia
[em-pawr-ee-uh, -pohr-] /ɛmˈpɔr i ə, -ˈpoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a large retail store, especially one selling a great variety of articles.
2.
a place, town, or city of important commerce, especially a principal center of trade:
New York is one of the world's great emporiums.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin < Greek empórion market, emporium, equivalent to émporos merchant, orig. traveler, passenger (em- em-2 + póros passage, voyage; compare en pórōi on a voyage, en route) + -ion noun suffix of place
Synonyms
1. market, marketplace, bazaar.
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British Dictionary definitions for emporiums

emporium

/ɛmˈpɔːrɪəm/
noun (pl) -riums, -ria (-rɪə)
1.
a large and often ostentatious retail shop offering for sale a wide variety of merchandise
Word Origin
C16: from Latin, from Greek emporion, from emporos merchant, from poros a journey
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Word Origin and History for emporiums
emporium
1580s, from L. emporium, from Gk. emporion, from emporos "merchant, traveler," from en- "in" + poros "passage, voyage," ultimately from peirein "to pass through" (see port (1)).
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