Definition of Murrhine

1. a. Made of the stone or material called by the Romans murrha; -- applied to certain costly vases of great beauty and delicacy used by the luxurious in Rome as wine cups; as, murrhine vases, cups, vessels.



Definition of Murrhine

1. Adjective. Made of the stone or material called ''murrha'' by the Ancient Romans; applied to certain costly vases of great beauty and delicacy used by the luxurious in Rome as wine cups. ¹

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Definition of Murrhine

1. murrha [adj] - See also: murrha

Medical Definition of Murrhine

1. Made of the stone or material called by the Romans murrha; applied to certain costly vases of great beauty and delicacy used by the luxurious in Rome as wine cups; as, murrhine vases, cups, vessels. Murrhine glass, glassware made in imitation of murrhine vases and cups. Origin: L. Murrhinus, fr. Murrha: cf. F. Murrhin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Murrhine

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murrams
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murrayin
murrays
murre
murrelet
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murren
murrens
murres
murrey
murreys
murrha
murrhas
murrhine (current term)
murries
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murther
murthered

Literary usage of Murrhine

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1. Manners and customs of the ancient Egyptians: Including Their Private Life by John Gardner Wilkinson (1837)
"... false murrhine, said to have been made at Thebes *, and Memphis. The description given by Pliny certainly bears a stronger resemblance to the fluor-spar ..."

2. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1857)
"edges even, an injury, however, which has only tended to enhance its value: indeed there is now no vessel in murrhine that has ever been estimated at a ..."

3. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"The material of the murrhine vases, often mentioned by writers of the Roman empire, has been a subject of much dispute among modern antiquaries. ..."

4. Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians: Including Their Private Life by John Gardner Wilkinson (1842)
"... false murrhine, said to have been made at Thebes*, and Memphis. The description given by Pliny certainly bears a stronger resemblance to the fluor-spar, ..."

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