Pompeian
Pompeian Pom*pe"ian, a. [L. Pompeianus.] Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, Pompeii, an ancient city of Italy, buried by an eruption of Vesuvius in 79 a. d., and partly uncovered by modern excavations. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • pompeian — pompeián adj. m. (sil. ian), pl. pompeiéni (sil. ieni); f. sg. pompeiánă, pl. pompeiéne Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  POMPEIÁN, Ă adj. din Pompei. ♢ (arte) în stilul frescelor din Pompei. o roşu pompeian = pigment… …   Dicționar Român

  • Pompeian — adjective or noun see Pompeii …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Pompeian — /pom pay euhn, pee /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Pompeii, or its culture. 2. pertaining to or designating a style of mural painting, examples of which have been found in or near Pompeii, Herculaneum, etc., dating from about the beginning of the… …   Universalium

  • Pompeian —  Of Pompeii, the Roman city destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in ad 79 …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • POMPEIAN — Pompeiano, Pompeianus …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • pompeian — pom·pe·ian …   English syllables

  • pompeian — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pompeian red — (Art) A brownish red approaching maroon, supposed to be imitated from the color of the wall panels of houses in Pompeii, which were decorated during the last age of the Republic. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pompeian era — The Pompeian Era was a calendar era used by Hellenistic cities in Roman Palestine, in particular the cities of the Decapolis. The calendar counted the years from the conquest of the Roman general Pompey in 63 BCE. Many of these cities had had… …   Wikipedia

  • pompeian red — noun Usage: often capitalized P : a grayish red that is yellower and paler than bois de rose, yellower, lighter, and stronger than blush rose or livid brown, and yellower and stronger than appleblossom called also dragon s blood * * * a dull,… …   Useful english dictionary

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