argamannu

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Akkadian 𒅈𒂵𒌋𒌋𒉡 (argamannu).

Noun[edit]

argamannu (uncountable)

  1. A red-purple dye.
    • 2006, Stefan Zawadzki, Garments of the Gods: Studies on the Textile Industry and the Pantheon of Sippar According to the Texts from the Ebabbar Archive, Volume 1:
      The least frequently used dye was argamannu, which was also red and probably produced a shade of blue-purple, although different from that of takiltu.
  2. A cloth of this color, often woolen.

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