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πορφύρεος : purple; φᾶρος, τάπητες, αἷμα, Il. 8.221, Ι 200, Il. 17.361; of the sea, with reference to its dark - gleaming, changeable hues, likewise of a swollen river, Il. 1.482, Il. 21.326; also of the rainbow, a cloud, Il. 17.547, 551. Met., θάνατος, probably with reference to the optical sensations of dissolution, Il. 5.83.
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