- a place of commerce; trading center; marketplace
- a large store with a wide variety of things for sale
Origin of emporiumClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek emporion, trading place, mart ; from emporios, pertaining to trade, commerce ; from emporos, traveler, merchant ; from en-, in + poros, way: see fare
nounpl. em·po·ri·ums or em·po·ri·a
- A place where various goods are bought and sold; a marketplace.
- A large retail store or place of business: a furniture emporium.
Origin of emporiumLatin, from Greek emporion, from emporos, traveler, merchant : en-, in; see en–2 + poros, journey; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
(plural emporiums or emporia)
From Latin emporium (“trading station, market town, market”); from Ancient Greek ἐμπορεῖον (emporion, “trading station”), from ἔμπορος (emporos, “merchant", "traveller", literally "incomer"”), from ἐν (en, “in”) and πόρος (poros, “journey”)