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purpŭrissum , i, n. (
I.masc. collat. form purpŭrissus , Hier. Ep. 54, 7), = πορφυρίζον, a kind of dark purple color, used for dyeing red and as a cosmetic, Plin. 35, 6, 12, § 30; Plaut. Most. 1, 3, 104; Naev. and Afran. ap. Non. 218, 30 and 31; Hier. Ep. 127, 3.—
II. Transf.: “quid in oratione meā purpurisso litum,highly colored, Front. Or. 2, p. 248.
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