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Etymology of ampoule (ampul, ampulla)

Posted by Johannes on 14 May 2011

Word origin of ampoule (ampul, ampulla)

The word ampoule (small bottle or flask) comes from the Latin ampulla, a contracted form of amphora, which is a transliteration of the Greek amphorefs/amphora (vessel, flask, bottle; Gr: αμφορεύς)




In modern Greek (

 a) ampula: ampoule [Gr: αμπούλα; loanword]

 b) amphoreas: amphora [Gr: αμφορέας]




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One Response to “Etymology of ampoule (ampul, ampulla)”

  1. peter said

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