sinopia

noun si·no·pia \ sə-ˈnō-pē-ə \

Definition of sinopia

plural sinopias or sinopie play \sə-ˈnō-pē-ˌā\
1 :a red to reddish-brown earth pigment used by the ancients that depends for its color on its content of red ferric oxide
2 :a preliminary drawing for a fresco done in sinopia

Origin and Etymology of sinopia

Italian, from Latin sinopis, from Greek sinōpis, from Sinōpē Sinop, ancient seaport in Asia Minor


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