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purpura ae, f

, πορφύρα, purple color, purple: violae sublucet purpura nigrae, V.: certantem uvam purpurae, H.—Purple stuff, purple cloth, purple garment: plebeia ac paene fusca: usque ad talos demissa, i. e. the toga praetexta: purpurarum usus, i. e. splendid attire, H.—Of kings and magistrates, the purple, purple robe: regalis: regum, V.: Purpura Pompeium summi velabit honoris, O.: Laconicas Trahunt purpuras, H.: nova purpura fulget, i. e. of newly elected consuls, O.

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