- Obsolete form of .
- 1689 (indicated as 1690), [John Locke], chapter 2, in An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. […], London: […] Eliz[abeth] Holt, for Thomas Basset, […], OCLC 153628242, book I, page 8:
- Let us consider the red and white colours in porphyre: hinder light but from striking on it, and its colours vanish; it no longer produces any such ideas in us […]
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(See the entry for porphyre in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)
porphyre m (plural porphyres)