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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an honorific title given to a son of a reigning emperor in the Byzantine Empire, notably borne by Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as porphyrogenitus.


From Medieval Latin porphyrogenitus, from Ancient Greek πορφυρογέννητος (literally "born in the purple"). (Wiktionary)


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  • A prince born after his father's succession, or literarlly "into the purple". Leo Blair, for example.

    December 23, 2008