sepia

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From Latin sepia, from Ancient Greek σηπία (sēpía, cuttlefish).

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sepia (plural sepias)

  1. (archaic) The cuttlefish.
  2. A dark brown pigment made from the secretions of the cuttlefish.
  3. (colour) A dark, slightly reddish, brown colour.
    sepia colour:    
  4. A sepia-coloured drawing or photograph.

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sepia (comparative more sepia, superlative most sepia)

  1. (colour)  Of a dark reddish-brown colour.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 3, The China Governess[1]:
      Sepia Delft tiles surrounded the fireplace, their crudely drawn Biblical scenes in faded cyclamen blending with the pinkish pine, while above them, instead of a mantelshelf, there was an archway high enough to form a balcony with slender balusters and a tapestry-hung wall behind.
    • 1985Lance Parkin, The Infinity Doctors, p 209
      Only now did he realise how few colours there had been at the end of the universe. The world had been sepia, drained of colour and light.

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Dutch[edit]

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sepia f, m (uncountable)

  1. cuttlefish

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sepia n (uncountable)

  1. the color sepia
  2. a style of yellowish/brownish-and-black photography

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σηπία (sēpía)

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sēpia f (genitive sēpiae); first declension

  1. a cuttlefish
  2. the secretion of a cuttlefish used as ink

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative sēpia sēpiae
genitive sēpiae sēpiārum
dative sēpiae sēpiīs
accusative sēpiam sēpiās
ablative sēpiā sēpiīs
vocative sēpia sēpiae

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