Definition of Purpure

1. n. Purple, -- represented in engraving by diagonal lines declining from the right top to the left base of the escutcheon (or from sinister chief to dexter base).



Definition of Purpure

1. Noun. (tincture): A purple colour on a coat of arms, represented in engraving by diagonal parallel lines 45 degrees clockwise. ¹

2. Adjective. (tincture) In blazon, of the colour purple. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Purpure

1. the heraldic color purple [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purpure

purposive
purposive approach
purposively
purposiveness
purposivenesses
purpre
purpresture
purprestures
purprise
purprises
purpura
purpura hemorrhagica
purpuras
purpurate
purpurates
purpure (current term)
purpureal
purpureo-
purpureocobalt
purpureocobaltic
purpures
purpuric
purpuric acid
purpurin
purpurine
purpurins
purpurite
purpurogenous
purpuroxanthin
purpy

Literary usage of Purpure

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1. Decorative Heraldry: A Practical Handbook of Its Artistic Treatment by George William Eve (1908)
"In a system at one time used in Germany, the latter was, however, signified by indented lines in the direction of purpure, which was worse. ..."

2. Stained Glass: A Handbook on the Art of Stained and Painted Glass, Its by Alfred Werck (1922)
"Violet (purpure) Violet, generally called purple, glass was produced by adding the natural, ... purpure ..."

3. Honor Redivivus: Or, The Analysis of Honor and Armory by Matthew Carter (1673)
"... in point of priority, Sables, Gules, Azure, Verd, purpure ,• and fome do introduce Tenne, but it being a ..."

4. English Heraldry by Charles Boutell (1867)
"Purple purpure ... Purp No. 56. (In French Heraldry, Green is Sinople.) No 59. No. 63. No. 64. No. 65. EIGHT FURS (not abbreviated). TITLES. 1. ..."

5. Some Feudal Coats of Arms from Heraldic Rolls 1298-1418: Illustrated with by Joseph Foster (1902)
"... a lyen rampant purpure (l''.); Nobility and Parliamentary Rolls. JOHN, his grandfather, bore, quarterly or and gules, a baston sable, a label (5) argent ..."

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