urfirnis

noun ur·fir·nis \ˈu̇(ə)rˌfirnə̇s\

Definition of urfirnis

plural

-es

  1. :  a lustrous paint varying from black to red and found on some prehistoric Greek pottery

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Origin and Etymology of urfirnis

German, from ur- primitive, original (from Old High German ur-, ur out of) + firnis varnish, from Middle High German vernīs, from Middle French vernis — more at abear, varnish


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