em|po|ri|um

em|po|ri|um
em|po|ri|um «ehm PR ee uhm, -POHR-», noun, plural -po|ri|ums, -po|ri|a «-PR ee uh, -POHR-».
1. a center of trade; market place. SYNONYM(S): mart.
2. a large store selling many different things.
3. any large business: »

a theatrical emporium, drive-in emporiums.

[< Latin emporium < Greek empórion < émporos merchant, traveler < en- on + póros voyage, ultimately < peírein to pass (through)]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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