porphyrogenite

/ (ˌpɔːfəˈrɒdʒɪˌnaɪt) /

noun

(sometimes capital) a prince born after his father has succeeded to the throne

Nearby words

  1. porphyrite,
  2. porphyritic,
  3. porphyrization,
  4. porphyrize,
  5. porphyroblast,
  6. porphyroid,
  7. porphyropsin,
  8. porphyry,
  9. porpoise,
  10. porrect

Word Origin for porphyrogenite

C17: via Medieval Latin from Late Greek porphurogenētos born in the purple, from Greek porphuros purple

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