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sinopis

[ sin-uh-puhs, si-noh-puhs ]
/ 藞s瑟n 蓹 p蓹s, s瑟藞no蕣 p蓹s /
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noun
a red ocher, used from antiquity to the Middle Ages.
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Also si路no路pi路a [si-noh-pee-uh], /s瑟藞no蕣 pi 蓹/, sin路o路per [sin-uh-per]. /藞s瑟n 蓹 p蓹r/.

Origin of sinopis

<Latin Sin艒pis ocher found in Sinope, Greek colony in Paphlagonia; compare late Middle English synopre 鈮 Latin
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How to use sinopis in a sentence

  • There is an extraordinary difference of opinion respecting the Medi忙val Latin, Sinopis.

    The Curiosities of Heraldry|Mark Antony Lower
  • The columns were painted with the color called sinopis Ponticum, a species of red ochre of brilliant tint.

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