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King James Dictionary
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.
Purples the east.
Reclining soft in blissful bowers,
Purpled sweet with springing flowers.
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