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agora (n.)

1590s, "open assembly place, chief public square and marketplace of a town; popular political assembly held in such a place," from Greek agora "an assembly of the People" (as opposed to a council of Chiefs); "the place of assembly; a marketplace" (the typical spot for such an assembly), from ageirein "to assemble," from PIE root *ger- "to gather." The Greek word also could mean "public speaking," and "things to be sold." For sense, compare Roman forum.

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Definitions of agora from WordNet

agora (n.)
100 agorot equal 1 shekel in Israel;
agora (n.)
the marketplace in ancient Greece;
agora (n.)
a place of assembly for the people in ancient Greece;
Synonyms: public square
From wordnet.princeton.edu