(in Netherlands and Belgium) Mixed between social democrats and liberals.
(rare) A surname.
- being of royal or high birth
- royal or high rank
Other Word Forms of Purple
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Purple
- born to the purple
- the purple
Origin of Purple
From Middle English purpel, from Old English purple, purpure (“purple"), from Latin purpura (“purple dye, shellfish"), from Ancient Greek πορφύρα (porphura, “purple fish"), of Semitic origin.
Middle English from Old English purpul from purpure purple garment from Latin purpura shellfish yielding purple dye, purple cloth, purple from Greek porphurā
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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