χρῶμα

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See also: χρώμα

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gʰrēw- (to grind, rub), extended from *gʰer- (to rub). See χρίω (khríō). Related to χρώς (khrṓs).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /kʰrɔ̂ː.ma/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈkʰro.ma/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈxro.ma/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈxro.ma/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈxro.ma/
  • Noun[edit]

    χρῶμᾰ (khrôman (genitive χρώμᾰτος); third declension

    1. skin (esp. the human body)
    2. color (esp. of the skin or body); pigment
    3. complexion
    4. character of style in writing; ornaments
    5. chromatic scale; music

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