Color Terms
(1,410 words)

Abstract

This article considers different scholarly approaches to the reconstruction of the color term semantics of Ancient Greek. There is quite a large Greek vocabulary that appears to refer to color. While the meanings of some terms are etymologically obvious, being based on the color of some object or another, others can be quite evasive or cover…

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Thomas Smitherman, “Color Terms”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 27 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000401>
First published online: 2013



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