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 vases, cups, vessels. [1913 Webster]

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


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  • 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

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 —   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

  • Pauly & C. — Entry Of Pauli in Venice. Pauly C. Compagnia Venezia Murano is a Venetian company that produces glass art,[1] most notably Roman murrine, mosaics and chandeliers. The company was formed in 1919 by a merger of Pau …   Wikipedia

  • vasa murrhina — məˈrīnə, rēnə noun Usage: usually capitalized V&M Etymology: New Latin, literally, murrhine dish : a late 19th century American glassware of variegated color and often with metallic flecking * * * /vay seuh meuh ruy neuh, ree / an American art… …   Useful english dictionary

  • vasa murrhina — /vay seuh meuh ruy neuh, ree / an American art glass, consisting of colored glass dusted with flakes or grains of metal and flashed with clear glass. [ < NL: lit., murrhine vessel] * * * …   Universalium

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