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PUR'PLE, a. L. purpureus purpura, a shell from which the color was obtained.

1. Designating a color composed of red and blue blended, much admired, and formerly the roman emperors wore robes of this color.
2. In poetry, red or livid dyed with blood.

I view a field of blood,

And Tyber rolling with a purple flood.

PUR'PLE, n. A purple color or dress hence, imperial government in the Roman empire, as a purple robe was the distinguishing dress of the emperors.

1. A cardinalate.

PUR'PLE, L. purpuro. To make purple, or to dye of a red color as hands purpled with blood.

When morn

Purples the east.

Reclining soft in blissful bowers,

Purpled sweet with springing flowers.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Purple'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​kjd/​p/purple.html.
 
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