Tyrian

Tyrian

[tir-ee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to ancient Tyre or its people.
2.
of the color of Tyrian purple.

Origin:
1505–15; < Latin Tyri(us) (< Greek Týrios, derivative of Týros Tyre) + -an

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Tyrian (ˈtɪrɪən)
 
n
1.  a native or inhabitant of ancient Tyre
2.  short for Tyrian purple
 
adj
3.  of or relating to ancient Tyre

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Tyrian
1513, from L. Tyrius "of Tyre," from Tyrus, island-city in the Levant, from Gk. Tyros, from Hebrew/Phoenician tzor, lit. "rock, rocky place." Especially in ref. to Tyrian purple, a dye made there in ancient times from certain mollusks.
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