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EtymologyEdit

Either from purpura(purple) +‎ -eus or a borrowing from Ancient Greek πορφύρεος(porphúreos).

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AdjectiveEdit

purpureus m ‎(feminine purpurea, neuter purpureum); 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 purpureus purpurea purpureum purpureī purpureae purpurea
genitive purpureī purpureae purpureī purpureōrum purpureārum purpureōrum
dative purpureō purpureō purpureīs
accusative purpureum purpuream purpureum purpureōs purpureās purpurea
ablative purpureō purpureā purpureō purpureīs
vocative purpuree purpurea purpureum purpureī purpureae purpurea

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