κύανος

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See also: κυανός

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Beekes, probably from Hittite [script needed] (kuwannan-, precious stone, copper, blue), likely from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwey- (to shine, white, light) (compare *ḱweytós (white)).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

κῠ́ᾰνος (kúanosm (genitive κῠᾰ́νου); second declension

  1. dark blue enamel, especially used to adorn armour
  2. (mineralogy) lapis lazuli
  3. (mineralogy) azurite
  4. blue copper carbonate
  5. cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
  6. blue rock thrush (Monticola solitarius)
  7. (feminine) the colour blue

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: κυανός (kyanós)
  • English: cyan, cyano-
  • French: cyan
  • German: Zyan
  • Italian: ciano

Further reading[edit]

  • κύανος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • κύανος in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • κύανος in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • κύανος in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • κύανος in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • κύανος in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
    • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN