weoloc-rēad

weoloc-rēad, adj: of the red colour that is got from the weoloc (a kind of shellfish or whelk), scarlet, purple. (WAY-oh-lock-RAY-ahd)

0605_weolocread

A purple parchment page of the Codex Argenteus, a sixth-century manuscript from northern Italy. [commons.wikimedia.org]

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