πορφύρα

See also: πορφυρά

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Traditionally derived from πορφύρω (porphúrō, I redden), itself related to φύρω (phúrō, I mix), Hittite 𒁍𒊒𒌓 (purut, mud, soil), Sanskrit भुरति (bhuráti, have convulsions, sprawl).[1] However, Beekes does not dismiss a Pre-Greek origin, in view of the absence of connections in other Indo-European languages.

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NounEdit

πορφῠ́ρᾱ (porphúrāf (genitive πορφῠ́ρᾱς); first declension

  1. purple-fish (Hexaplex trunculus)
    Synonym: κᾰ́λχη (kálkhē)
  2. a purple dye obtained from it
  3. (in the plural) cloths of purple
  4. purple stripe or other adornment of a garment

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DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: πορφύρα (porfýra)
  • Latin: purpura (see there for further descendants)
  • Translingual: Porphyra

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “πορφύρω”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 1224

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek πορφύρα (porphúra).

NounEdit

πορφύρα (porfýraf (plural πορφύρες)

  1. murex (the mollusc)
  2. Tyrian purple, royal purple (the dye, and its colour, obtained from the mollusc)

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