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purpŭrārĭus , a, um, adj. id..
I. Of or belonging to purple, purple: “officinae,manufactories of purple, Plin. 35, 6, 27, § “46: taberna,Dig. 32, 1, 89: “NEGOTIATOR ARTIS PVRPVRARIAE,Inscr. Orell. 4250.—
II. Substt.
A.purpŭrārĭus , ĭi, m., a purple-dyer, Inscr. Orell. 4271 and 4272.—
B.purpŭrārĭa , ae, f.
1. A purpledye house, Inscr. Orell. 2952.—
2. A female dyer in purple, Vulg. Act. 16, 14.—
C. Plur.: Purpŭrārĭae , ārum, f. (sc. insulae), two islands in the Atlantic, now Madeira and Porto Santo, Juba ap. Plin. 6, 32, 37, § 203.
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