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basu
g. m. n. -wes; f. -re: pl. nom. m. f. n. -we: def. m. se baswa; adj. Purple, crimson; purpureus, phœ́niceus, coccineus Sum brún, sum basu part brown, part purple, Exon. 60a; Th. 218, 17; Ph. 296. Baswe bócstafas crimson characters, Cd. 210; Th. 261, 10; Dan. 724. Basu hǽwen of purple colour or hue, of scarlet or crimson colour,
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basu
e; f. A scarlet robe; coccinum, Grm. i. 254, 2. v. baso.
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basu
Add: , beasu, beosu Baeso, beoso(-u) finicia, Txts. 62, 411. Baso, Wrt. Voc. ii. 35, 46, 39, 4. Basu, hǽwen (or? basu-hǽwen) indicum, 49, 55. Beasu finicium, i. coccinum luteris, 148, 59. Baso popig astula regia, i. 66, 65.
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