murrine

murrhine

[mur-in, -ahyn]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or manufactured of murra.
Also, murrine.


Origin:
1570–80; < Latin murr(h)inus, for Greek mourrínē, equivalent to mórr(ia) murra + -inē feminine noun suffix; see -ine1

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murrhine or murrine (ˈmʌraɪn, -ɪn, ˈmʌraɪn, -ɪn)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to an unknown substance used in ancient Rome to make vases, cups, etc
 
n
2.  Also called: murra the substance so used
 
[C16: from Latin murr(h)inus belonging to murra]
 
murrine or murrine
 
adj
 
n
 
[C16: from Latin murr(h)inus belonging to murra]

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