Other Word Forms
Origin of pyrope
- Middle English pirope from Old French from Latin pyrōpum gold-bronze alloy from Greek purōpos fiery, kind of red bronze puro- pyro- ōps ōp- eye, face okw- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Latin pyropus (“a kind of red bronze"), from Ancient Greek πῦρ (pyr, “fire") + ὤψ (ōps, “eye"); compare French pyrope.