ebur

e·bur

(ē'bŭr),
A tissue resembling ivory in outward appearance or structure.
[L. ivory]

e·bur

(ē'bŭr)
Tissue resembling ivory in outward appearance or structure.
[L. ivory]
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ramosis Anio qua pomifer incubat arvis, et numquam Herculeo numine pallet ebur, hic carmen media dignum me scribe columna, sed breve, quod currens vector ab urbe legat: HIC TIBURTINA IACET AUREA CYNTHIA TERRA: ACCESSIT RIPAE LAUS, ANIENE, TUAE.
Tu thronus es Salomonis, Cui nullus par in thronis 35 Arte vel materia; Ebur candens castitatis.
Vale, mi ebenum Medulliae, ebur ex Etruria, lasar Arretinum, adamas Supernas, Tiberinum margaritum, Cilniorum smaragde, iaspi Iguvinuorum, berulle Porsennae, carbunculum Hadriae, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] moecharum.
Si quis ebur vel mista rubent ubi lilia multa / Alba rosa: tales virgo dat ore colores" [Virgil, Aen.
Not only did Pygmalion carve his maiden of surpassing beauty out of snowy ivory ("niveum mira feliciter arte / sculpsit ebur formamque dedit" [X, 247-48]), but the very name Galateia in Greek signifies "milk-white" (from gala, "milk").
interea niveum mira feliciter arte sculpsit ebur formamque dedit, qua femina nasci nulla potest, operisque sui concepit amorem.