- of, relating to, or manufactured of murra.
Origin of murrhine
1570–80; < Latin murr(h)inus, for Greek mourrínē, equivalent to mórr(ia) murra + -inē feminine noun suffix; see -ine1
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Examples from the Web for murrhine
In the light of heaven he was also of a black colour, but he said that he was not of a black, but of a murrhine colour.
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
- of or relating to an unknown substance used in ancient Rome to make vases, cups, etc
- Also called: murra the substance so used
C16: from Latin murr (h) inus belonging to murra
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