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sinopis

[sin-uh-puh s, si-noh-puh s]
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noun
  1. a red ocher, used from antiquity to the Middle Ages.
Also si·no·pi·a [si-noh-pee-uh] /sɪˈnoʊ pi ə/, sin·o·per [sin-uh-per] /ˈsɪn ə pər/.

Origin of sinopis

< Latin Sinōpis ocher found in Sinope, Greek colony in Paphlagonia; compare late Middle English synopreLatin
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  • There is an extraordinary difference of opinion respecting the Mediæval Latin, Sinopis.

    The Curiosities of Heraldry

    Mark Antony Lower