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To be born in the purplePurple Pur"ple, n.; pl. Purples. [OE. purpre, pourpre, OF.
purpre, porpre, pourpre, F. pourpre, L. purpura purple fish,
purple dye, fr. Gr. ? the purple fish, a shell from the
purple dye was obtained, purple dye; cf. ? dark (said of the
sea), purple, ? to grow dark (said of the sea), to be
troubled; perh. akin to L. furere to rage, E. fury: cf. AS.
purpure. Cf. Porphyry, Purpure.]
1. A color formed by, or resembling that formed by, a
combination of the primary colors red and blue.
Arraying with reflected purple and gold The clouds
that on his western throne attend. -- Milton.
Note: The ancient words which are translated purple are
supposed to have been used for the color we call
crimson. In the gradations of color as defined in art,
purple is a mixture of red and blue. When red
predominates it is called violet, and when blue
2. Cloth dyed a purple color, or a garment of such color;
especially, a purple robe, worn as an emblem of rank or
authority; specifically, the purple rode or mantle worn by
Roman emperors as the emblem of imperial dignity; as, to
put on the imperial purple.
Thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of
fine twined linen, and purple, and scarlet. --Ex.
3. Hence: Imperial sovereignty; royal rank, dignity, or
favor; loosely and colloquially, any exalted station;
great wealth. ``He was born in the purple.' --Gibbon.
4. A cardinalate. See Cardinal.
5. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of large butterflies, usually
marked with purple or blue, of the genus Basilarchia
(formerly Limenitis) as, the banded purple (B.
arthemis). See Illust. under Ursula.
6. (Zo["o]l.) Any shell of the genus Purpura.
7. pl.(Med.) See Purpura.
8. pl. A disease of wheat. Same as Earcockle.
Note: Purple is sometimes used in composition, esp. with
participles forming words of obvious signification; as,
purple-colored, purple-hued, purple-stained,
purple-tinged, purple-tinted, and the like.
French purple. (Chem.) Same as Cudbear.
Purple of Cassius. See Cassius.
Purple of mollusca (Zo["o]l.), a coloring matter derived
from certain mollusks, which dyes wool, etc., of a purple
or crimson color, and is supposed to be the substance of
the famous Tyrian dye. It is obtained from Ianthina, and
from several species of Purpura, and Murex.
To be born in the purple, to be of princely birth; to be
Meaning of To be born in the purple from wikipedia
- Traditionally, born in the purple
(sometimes "born to the purple
") was a category
of royal families born during the reign
- "Born to the Purple
" is the third episode
of the first season
Hugo- and Emmy-award winning science fiction television
is any of a variety
with hue between
red and blue. In the
RGB color model
used in computer
- reddish-purple natural
name Tyrian refers to
Tyre, Lebanon. It is a secretion produced
by several species
sea snails in the
is a colour. Purple
may also refer to
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(magazine), a French
fashion, art, and culture
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as Tino Schmidt
and the stage
name Purple Disco
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- The Purple
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