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.
/ɛmˈpɔːrɪəm/
noun (pl) -riums, -ria (-rɪə)
1.
a large and often ostentatious retail shop offering for sale a wide variety of merchandise
n.

1580s, from Latin emporium, from Greek emporion “trading place, market,” from emporos “merchant, traveler,” from en “in” (see en- (2)) + poros “passage, voyage,” related to peirein “to pass through” (see port (n.1)).

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