[ mur-in, -ahyn ]
/ ˈmɜr ɪn, -aɪn /
of, relating to, or manufactured of murra.
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Origin of murrhine
1570–80; < Latin murr(h)inus, for Greek mourrínē, equivalent to mórr(ia) murra + -inē feminine noun suffix; see -ine1
Words nearby murrhine
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Example sentences from the Web for murrhine
The next claim has been made on behalf of the murrhine vases of the ancients, which are described as cooked in Parthian fires.Pottery and Porcelain, from early times down to the Philadelphia exhibition of 1876|Charles Wyllys Elliott
British Dictionary definitions for murrhine
/ (ˈmʌraɪn, -ɪn) /
of or relating to an unknown substance used in ancient Rome to make vases, cups, etc
Also called: murra the substance so used
Word Origin for murrhine
C16: from Latin murr (h) inus belonging to murra
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