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loutrophoros

[loo-trof-uh-ros] /luˈtrɒf əˌrɒs/
noun, plural loutrophoroi
[loo-trof-uh-roi] /luˈtrɒf əˌrɔɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
Greek and Roman Antiquity. a water jar, characterized by an elongated neck and flaring mouth, used to carry water for the marriage bath and set on the tomb of a person who had been unmarried.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Greek loutrophóros literally, bringing water for the bath, equivalent to loutró(n) bath (loú(ein) to wash (compare Latin lavāre to lave1) + -tron instrumental suffix)+ -phoros -phorous
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