A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles

PORPHYROGENITOS [aka PORPHYROGENITUS]

[noun]

1. someone born to lead; predestined to be a leader.

2. an honourific title given to a son or daughter of a reigning emperor in the Byzantine Empire. However, not every imperial prince or princess was accorded this distinction. There was a prescribed set of circumstances that had to be in place before this title could be granted.

Etymology: Greek - Πορφυρογέννητος, literally “born in/to the purple”.

[word requested by askhighbrowmaggie]

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