sinople

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • sinoper, zinopre, synopre, synopar, zenober, synopeir, synapour, synamer, synaper

Etymology[edit]

From Old French sinople, from Latin Sinōpis, from Ancient Greek Σινωπίς (Sinōpis, of Sinope).

Noun[edit]

sinople (plural sinoples)

  1. (obsolete) A shade of red; sinoper.
  2. (obsolete) Sinoper, a kind of red earth historically used as a pigment, originally imported to Greece from Sinope in Paphlagonia.
  3. (mineralogy) ferruginous quartz of a blood-red or brownish red colour, sometimes with a tinge of yellow, used to make the pigment sinopia.
  4. (obsolete, heraldry) Vert.
    • 1903, George Field, Ellis A. Davidson, A grammar of colouring, applied to decorative painting and the arts
      In heraldry, sinople (the green of blazonry) also signified love, joy, abundance.

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Sinopis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sinople m (plural sinoples)

  1. (heraldry) sinople, vert
  2. (geology) sinople

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