porphyrogenite


porphyrogenite
por·phy·rog·e·nite

English syllables. 2014.

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  • porphyrogenite — …   Useful english dictionary

  • porphyrogene —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌjēn, ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ noun ( s) Etymology: by shortening & alteration : porphyrogenite …   Useful english dictionary

  • purple chamber — noun : a royal accouchement chamber see porphyrogenite …   Useful english dictionary

  • porphyrogenitus — noun see porphyrogenite …   Useful english dictionary

  • porphyrogenitism — / ō jenˈit izm/ noun The Byzantine principle of the first son born after his father s accession succeeding to the throne • • • Main Entry: ↑porphyrogenite …   Useful english dictionary

  • porphyrogeniture — porphyrogenˈiture noun • • • Main Entry: ↑porphyrogenite …   Useful english dictionary

  • born in the purple — 1. Born in the purple chamber of the Byzantine empresses (historical; see ↑porphyrogenite) 2. Hence, of exalted birth • • • Main Entry: ↑purple * * * born in (or to) the purple born into a reigning family or privileged class …   Useful english dictionary


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