Talk:paars

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Etymology[edit]

Given the artistic talents of the people of Holland, the assumption that its origin as Middle Dutch paers, or peers, or pers is outlandish, since the semantics do not tie up, 'peach' being around 150 degrees away in the colour wheel from what is now expressed by "paars", as well as Dutch perzik (peach), in spite of the reference. For such an etymology to be valid there would have to be proof that neither in written form nor verbally was such a form found to identify with the Middle Dutch. The origin of "paars" is either illusive or lost in the mists of antiquity. Andrew H. Gray 14:24, 30 September 2017 (UTC)Andrew (talk) That penultimate sentence should read: For such an etymology to be valid there would have to be proof that neither in written form nor verbally was such a form existent before that of the Middle Dutch. Andrew H. Gray 17:22, 30 September 2017 (UTC)Andrew (talk)

@Werdna Yrneh Yarg The word had a slightly broader range of meanings in earlier times and could also refer to pink and blue. And all the etymological dictionaries are agreed on the etymology. Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 09:12, 25 October 2017 (UTC)