Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Color Me OCHRE

OCHRE is a " ‘type of clayey soil (much used in pigments),’ from Old French ocre,

from Latin ochra , from Greek ochra , from ochros pale yellow,’

of unknown origin.

 To this definition from Dictionary.Com/Random House we can add “from the Semitic root of soil and agriculture words.

The most well-known of several Semitic "soil"  and "field" words

is Hebrew  איכר   EeKahR, farmer.

“Origin unknown?!” 
Gee, do you think the brownish-yellow,  soil-like color of OCHRE might be a factor?

                                                                                                           [Link by Regina W.]

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