purpel

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English purpel, purpul, from Latin purpura, from Ancient Greek πορφύρα (porphúra).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpurpəl/, /ˈpurpul/

Noun[edit]

purpel (uncountable)

  1. purple fabric, especially a article of clothing
  2. purple, violet, crimson (colour)
  3. (heraldry) purple as a tincture
  4. (medicine, rare) A purple wound or sore.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: purple
  • Scots: purpill, purple

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Adjective[edit]

purpel

  1. purple-coloured
  2. Dyed using a purple dye or pigment
  3. (heraldry) Of purple as a tincture

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Colors in Middle English · coloures, hewes (layout · text)
     whit      grey, hor      blak
             red; cremesyn, gernet              citrine, aumbre; broun, tawne              yelow, dorry; canevas
             grasgrene              grene             
             plunket; ewage              asure, livid              blewe, blo, pers
             violet; inde              rose, murrey; purpel, purpur              claret