Tyrian 1510s, from L. Tyrius "of Tyre," from Tyrus, island-city in the Levant, from Gk. Tyros, from Hebrew/Phoenician tzor, lit. "rock, rocky place." Especially in reference to Tyrian purple, a dye made there in ancient times from certain mollusks.

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  • Tyrian — Tyr•i•an [[t]ˈtɪr i ən[/t]] adj. 1) peo anh of or pertaining to ancient Tyre or its residents 2) of the color of Tyrian purple • Etymology: 1505–15; < L Tyri(us) (< Gk Týrios, der. of Týros Tyre) + an I …   From formal English to slang

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