Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A shade of red; sinoper.
  • n. Sinoper, a kind of red earth historically used as a pigment, originally imported to Greece from Sinope in Paphlagonia.
  • n. Vert.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Ferruginous quartz, of a blood-red or brownish red color, sometimes with a tinge of yellow.
  • n. The tincture vert; green.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ferruginous clay, sometimes used as a pigment. Also sinopite.
  • n. A kind of ferruginous quartz found in Hungary.
  • n. In heraldry, same as vert.

Etymologies

From Old French sinople, from Latin Sinōpis, from Ancient Greek Σινωπίς ("of Sinope"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Argent, a dexter sinople, and gules an azure field,

    The diary of C. Jeames De La Pluche, Esq., with his letters

  • Ludwig knew at once, by the sinople reversed and the truncated gules on his surcoat, that it was Sir Gottfried of

    A Legend of the Rhine

  • The three mullets on a gules wavy reversed, surmounted by the sinople couchant Or; the well-known cognizance of the house, blazed in gorgeous heraldry on

    Novels by Eminent Hands

  • In the lower field a terce of lanciers, shaking unsheathed shafts, their arms crossed in sal-tire, embusked, sinople.

    Finnegans Wake

  • French contemporaries, but they are of like kind; he has fine passages, charming ideas, but no well-ordered work; his colours are fresh but crude, like the colours of illuminations, blazons, or oriflammes; his nights are of sable, and his meadows seem of sinople, his flowers are

    A Literary History of the English People From the Origins to the Renaissance

  • "Wherefore the greater folly would it be to follow him," saith one of the sixteen knights, "For nought should we increase thereby save only our own shame and hurt, and my Lady hath lost him through her own default, for well know we that he it was that lay within, for that he beareth a shield sinople with a golden eagle."

    The High History of the Holy Graal

  • But and Perceval had borne his shield that was there within, of sinople with a white hart, Lancelot would have known him well, nor would there have been any quarrel between them, for he had heard tell of this shield at the court of King Arthur.

    The High History of the Holy Graal

  • The Damsel of the Car cometh thitherward and knoweth Perceval by the shield that he bare of sinople with a white hart.

    The High History of the Holy Graal

  • And they say that the knight of the white shield and the other with the shield sinople and the golden eagle had done better than all the other, but, for that the knight of the white shield had joined in the melly before the other, they therefore would give him the prize; but they judged that for the time that Messire Gawain had joined therein he had not done worse than the other knight.

    The High History of the Holy Graal

  • In memory of her he has quartered his own arms with those of Des Touches, which are: party couped, tranche and taille or and sinople, on the latter two eagles argent.

    Beatrix

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