murrhine

or mur·rine

[ mur-in, -ahyn ]
/ ˈmɜr ɪn, -aɪn /
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adjective

of, relating to, or manufactured of murra.

Nearby words

  1. murray, sir james augustus henry,
  2. murre,
  3. murree,
  4. murrelet,
  5. murrey,
  6. murrhine glass,
  7. murrow,
  8. murrow, edward r.,
  9. murrow, edward roscoe,
  10. murrumbidgee

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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British Dictionary definitions for murrhine

murrhine

murrine

/ (ˈmʌraɪn, -ɪn) /

adjective

of or relating to an unknown substance used in ancient Rome to make vases, cups, etc

noun

Also called: murra the substance so used

Word Origin for murrhine

C16: from Latin murr (h) inus belonging to murra

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