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πορφύρω 1 only in pres. and imperf.

I.properly of the sea, ὡς ὅτε πορφύρῃ πέλαγος μέγα κύματι κωφῷ as when the huge sea gleams darkly with dumb swell (i. e. with waves that do not break), Il.
2.metaph., πολλὰ δέ οἱ κραδίη πόρφυρε much was his heart troubled, Hom.
II.after Hom., when the purple-fish (πορφύρα) and its dye became known, to grow purple or red, Bion., Anth.:—so in Mid., εὔδια μέν Anth.
Prob. redupl. from φύρω.

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