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Color Terms
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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 a wide…

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Thomas Smitherman, “Color Terms”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000401>
First published online: 2013

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