英 [em'pɔːrɪəm; ɪm-]
em-, 进入，使。-por, 通行，港口，贸易，词源同port. 原指贸易的港口，后指商城。
- emporium (n.)
- 1580s, "place of trade, mart," from Latin emporium, from Greek emporion "trading place, market," from emporos "merchant," originally "traveler," from assimilated form of en "in" (see en- (2)) + poros "passage, voyage," related to peirein "to pass through" (see port (n.1)). Greek emporos in the "merchant" sense meant especially "one who trades on a large scale, usually but not necessarily by sea" [Buck], as opposed to kapelos "local retail dealer, shopkeeper." Properly, a town which serves as the commercial hub of a region, but by 1830s American English "Grandiloquently applied to a shop or store" [Craigie].
- 1. an arts and crafts emporium
- 2. Singapore, emporium of the East.
- 新加坡, 东方的商业中心.
- 3. Analyses the operation effect of total heat exchangers applied to emporium area.
- 4. Some TV sets for sale in the emporium were stolen last night.
- 5. An emporium is a shop.
[ emporium 造句 ]