minium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin minium.

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minium (uncountable)

  1. (now historical) Cinnabar, especially when used as a pigment; vermilion. [from 14th c.]
  2. Red lead. [from 17th c.]
    • 2007, Nancy L. Canepa, translating Giambattista Basile, Tale of Tales, Penguin 2007, p. 29:
      [H]e was so overcome by suffering that his face, which had once been of oriental minium, now became like orpiment, and the hams of his lips turned into rancid lard.

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Noun[edit]

minium n

  1. red lead, minium (a bright red, poisonous oxide of lead, Pb3O4, used as a pigment and in glass and ceramics)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin minium.

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Noun[edit]

minium m (uncountable)

  1. red lead

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Iberian word.

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Noun[edit]

minium n (genitive miniī); second declension

  1. native cinnabar
  2. red-lead, minium

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative minium minia
genitive miniī
minī1
miniōrum
dative miniō miniīs
accusative minium minia
ablative miniō miniīs
vocative minium minia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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