purple (1423)

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purple (1423)

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[ FEW: *9,616a purpura; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  porpre (*); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  purple adj. and n.; MED:  purpel adj.; DMLBS: ]
purpill,  purpille,  purpull  
ls(loanword: M.E. )


1colourcrimson, purple, colour obtained from mollusc dye (frequently used for royal or imperial clothing)
( 1423 )  Item, .iij. tissuez du soy purple, pris le pece .v. s. - .xv. s.  iv 238
( 1482-83 )  la liberté en usante de drape et furure, purpull et drap d’or  ii 470
enpurpuré  furfuré#1  purpre  purprie  purprin  purprine  purpuresse 
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