Murrhine
Murrhine Mur"rhine, a. [L. murrhinus, fr. murrha: cf. F. murrhin.] Made of the stone or material called by the Romans murrha; -- applied to certain costly vases of great beauty and delicacy used by the luxurious in Rome as wine cups; as, murrhine vases, cups, vessels. [1913 Webster]

{Murrhine glass}, glassware made in imitation of murrhine vases and cups. [1913 Webster]


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  • murrhine — [mʉr′in, mʉr′īn] adj. [L murr(h)inus < murr(h)a < Iran, as in Pers mori, glass ball] of an ancient Roman semiprecious stone, variously believed to be fluorite, agate, etc., used for making vases and drinking cups: also sp. murrine …   English World dictionary

  • murrhine — /merr in, uyn/, adj. of, pertaining to, or manufactured of murra. Also, murrine. [1570 80; < L murr(h)inus, for Gk mourríne, equiv. to mórr(ia) murra + ine fem. n. suffix; see INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • murrhine — mur·rhine …   English syllables

  • murrhine — /ˈmʌraɪn/ (say muruyn), / rən/ (say ruhn) adjective 1. relating to a stone or stone like substance of Roman times used for wine cups and other vessels. –noun 2. the substance. Also, murrine. {Latin murr(h)inus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • murrhine —   a. applied to transparent glassware containing pieces of coloured glass; n. such vase, or one made of valuable stone or porcelain …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • murrhine — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Murrhine glass — Murrhine Mur rhine, a. [L. murrhinus, fr. murrha: cf. F. murrhin.] Made of the stone or material called by the Romans murrha; applied to certain costly vases of great beauty and delicacy used by the luxurious in Rome as wine cups; as, murrhine… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • murrhine glass — 1. glassware believed to resemble the murrhine cups of ancient Rome. 2. a ware composed of glass in which metals, precious stones, or the like are embedded. * * * murrhine glass, 1. glassware supposed to resemble the ancient Roman. 2. glassware… …   Useful english dictionary

  • murrhine glass — 1. glassware believed to resemble the murrhine cups of ancient Rome. 2. a ware composed of glass in which metals, precious stones, or the like are embedded. * * * …   Universalium

  • murrhine glass — /ˈmʌraɪn glas/ (say muruyn glahs) noun 1. any kind of glassware supposedly resembling the Roman cups of murrhine. 2. a ware composed of glass in which metals, precious stones, or the like are embedded …   Australian English dictionary

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