Word of the day

The word for today is…

agora (noun) – 1. A place of congregation, especially an ancient Greek marketplace.
2. An Israeli unit of currency equal to 1/100 of the sheqel.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : In Greek agor? originally meant ?assembly,? especially of the common people, not of the ruling class. Agor? gradually developed the meanings ?marketplace, the business that goes on in the marketplace, public speaking.? The Greek noun is a derivative of the verb age?rein ?to gather,? from the Proto-Indo-European root ger-, gere- ?to gather, collect,? source also of Latin grex ?flock, herd,? with its English derivatives aggregate, egregious, and gregarious. Agora entered English in the late 16th century.