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sinopis

[ sin-uh-puhs, si-noh-puhs ]
/ ˈsɪn ə pəs, sɪˈnoʊ pəs /
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noun

a red ocher, used from antiquity to the Middle Ages.

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Also si·no·pi·a [si-noh-pee-uh], /sɪˈnoʊ pi ə/, sin·o·per [sin-uh-per]. /ˈsɪn ə pər/.

Origin of sinopis

<Latin Sinōpis ocher found in Sinope, Greek colony in Paphlagonia; compare late Middle English synopre ≪ Latin
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Example sentences from the Web for sinopis

  • There is an extraordinary difference of opinion respecting the Mediæval 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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