noun, plural agorae /ˈægəˌri/ [ag-uh-ree] Show IPA (in ancient Greece)
a popular political assembly.
the place where such an assembly met, originally a marketplace or public square.
the Agora, the chief marketplace of Athens, center of the city's civic life.
< Greek agorā́
marketplace, equivalent to agor-
(variant stem of ageírein
to gather together < a pre-Hellenic IE substratum language, equivalent to a
grasp, cognate with Sanskrit har-
seize, fetch) + -ā