purpureus

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From porphyritica, via Ancient Greek from Semitic.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

purpūreus m (feminine purpūrea, neuter purpūreum); first/second declension

  1. purple, including reddish, violet, and brownish
  2. clothed in purple
  3. (figuratively) brilliant, shining, beautiful

InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative purpūreus purpūrea purpūreum purpūreī purpūreae purpūrea
genitive purpūreī purpūreae purpūreī purpūreōrum purpūreārum purpūreōrum
dative purpūreō purpūreae purpūreō purpūreīs purpūreīs purpūreīs
accusative purpūreum purpūream purpūreum purpūreōs purpūreās purpūrea
ablative purpūreō purpūreā purpūreō purpūreīs purpūreīs purpūreīs
vocative purpūree purpūrea purpūreum purpūreī purpūreae purpūrea

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ReferencesEdit

  • purpureus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
Last modified on 16 April 2014, at 15:45