πορφύρα

See also: πορφυρά

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From πορφύρω (porphúrō, redden)[1].

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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
  • Translingual: Porphyra

Further readingEdit

  1. ^ πορφύρα in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers

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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