PURPUR (n. n.)

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A deepe Purple.
From the Dutch Purple, in French
Purpurin, in Italian Porporeo, in the Spanish and Portugall Purpureo, in Latine Purpureus, in Greeke πορφύρεος from πόρφυρα a kinde of shelfish that yeeldeth a liquor of this colour, […] Plato taketh ἄλος to be of a deepe red mixed with blacke and some white, and so it is taken also of Aristotle and Lucian, […].

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MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → couleurs