Perse



[purs] /pɜrs/

adjective
1.
of a very deep shade of blue or purple.
[sin-juh n purs] /ˈsɪn dʒən ˈpɜrs/
noun
1.
(Alexis Saint-Léger Léger) 1887–1975, French diplomat and poet: Nobel Prize in literature 1960.
/pɜːs/
noun
1.

/pɜːs; French pɛrs/
noun
1.
Saint-John (ˈsɪndʒən), real name Alexis Saint-Léger. 1887–1975, French poet, born in Guadeloupe. His works include Anabase (1922) and Chronique (1960). Nobel prize for literature 1960
adj.

late 14c., “blue, bluish-gray,” later “purplish-black,” from Old French pers “(dark) blue, livid; wan, pale,” from Late Latin persus, perhaps a back-formation from one of the early European forms of Persia.

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