anil

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See also: Anıl and añil

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French anil, Portuguese anil.

Noun[edit]

anil (countable and uncountable, plural anils)

  1. The indigo shrub; or the indigo dye obtained from the plant.
  2. (organic chemistry) Any imine in which the N-radical is a phenyl (or substituted phenyl) group.
  3. (organic chemistry) 1,4-Benzoquinones including chloranil, DDQ, bromanil, & cyanil.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: anail

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Andalusian Arabic النِيل(an-nīl), from Arabic نِيل(nīl), from Persian نیل(nil, indigo), from Middle Persian, ultimately from Sanskrit नीला (nīlā, dark blue).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -il, (Brazil) -iw
  • Hyphenation: a‧nil

Noun[edit]

anil m (plural anis)

  1. indigo (colour)
    Synonym: indigo

See also[edit]

Colors in Portuguese · cores (layout · text)
     branco, alvo, cândido      cinza, gris,
cinzento
     preto, negro, atro
             vermelho,
encarnado, rubro,
salmão; carmim
             laranja,
cor-de-laranja; castanho,
marrom
             amarelo, lúteo; creme,
ocre
             verde-limão              verde, verde claro             
             ciano,
turquesa; azul-petróleo
             azul céu,
azul-celeste
             azul,índigo,
anil
             violeta,
lilás
             magenta; roxo, púrpura              rosa,
cor-de-rosa, rosa-choque