noun (plural -riums; also emporia) Etymology: Latin, from Greek emporion, from emporos traveler, trader, from em- 2en- + poros passage, journey — more at fare Date: 1586 1. a. a place of trade; especially a commercial center b. a retail outlet <
a hardware emporium
a pizza emporium
2. a store carrying many different kinds of merchandise

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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