ag·o·ra [ag-er-uh] noun, plural (in ancient Greece)

1. a popular political assembly.
2. the place where such an assembly met, originally a marketplace or public square.
3. the Agora, the chief marketplace of Athens, center of the city's civic life.
Origin: 1590–1600; < Greek agorā́ marketplace, equivalent to agor- (variant stem of ageírein to gather together < a pre-Hellenic IE substratum language, equivalent to a ( d )- ad- + *ǵher- grasp, cognate with Sanskrit har- seize, fetch) + -ā noun ending


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