Definition of hydria in English:


Line breaks: hy|dria
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪdrɪə

noun (plural hydriae or hydriai)

  • An ancient Greek pitcher with three handles.
    More example sentences
    • Based on evidence from this narrow context of the wedding and its related symposia, a conclusion that the hydria played a role in more ordinary symposia is plausible.
    • The rareness of the composition of the main scene on the Reading hydria caught the attention of scholars, and it is indeed unusual.
    • Although the documents that accompanied the hydria identify it as ‘London 1519.69,’ it was not demonstrably ever part of a major museum collection there.


via Latin from Greek hudria.

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