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porphyrogenite

Definitions

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  • noun Same as porphyrogenitus.

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

Etymologies

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

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

    December 23, 2008