Definition of blatta
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Orthography ID = 2006852
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LNS
blatta, blattae
blatta, blattea
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a clot of blood
  2. Purple
Abbreviations
blatta, ae, f.: blatta θρόμβος αἵματος, a clot of blood, Gloss.

—Hence, (Access. form blattea, Ven. Carm. 2, 3, 19.) Purple (similar in color to flowing blood; cf. Salmas. Vop. Aur. 46, and Plin. 9, 38, 62, § 135; late Lat.): purpura, quae blatta, vel oxyblatta, vel hyacinthina dicitur, Cod. Th. 4, 40, 1: serica, ib. 10, 20, 18: blattam Tyrus defert, Sid. Carm. 5, 48; Lampr. Elag. 33; Cassiod. Var. Ep. 1, 2.
 
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