porphyrogeniti love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of porphyrogenitus.

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  • noun Plural form of porphyrogenitus.


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  • Since the Norman crusader clanged down upon the throne of the porphyrogeniti, carefully-draped appearances had never received such a shock, had never been so rudely called on to produce their titles to the empire of the world.

    On a Certain Condescension in Foreigners

  • -- But I will not enter into the detail of my thoughts; you know how many posts they travel in a moment, when my brain is set at work, and how firmly it believes all it imagines: besides the defalcation of your society, I saw the host of your porphyrogeniti, from top to bottom, bursting on my tranquillity.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 4


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