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Proto-IE: *ambhor-
Meaning: tub, bucket
Old Indian: ambhrṇá- m. `a vessel (used in preparing the Soma juice)'
Old Greek: amphoréu̯-s m. `zweihenkeliger konischen Krug, auch als Mass für Flüssigkeiten gebraucht', demin. amphorídio-n, amphório-n
Germanic: *ambr-ia- m., *aimbr-ia- m.
Russ. meaning: сосуд (ушат)
References: WP II 153 f
Comments: Cf. *amb-, *ab-. In Greek reanalyzed as *amphi-phoreus, and in Germ. partially as *aina-br- (i. e. in exactly opposite sense - depending on the number of handles in the vessel).

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