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porphyrogenite

/ (ˌpɔːfəˈrɒdʒɪˌnaɪt) /
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noun
(sometimes capital) a prince born after his father has succeeded to the throne
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Word Origin for porphyrogenite

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