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.
Gee, do you think the brownish-yellow, soil-like color of OCHRE might be a factor? [Link by Regina W.]
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Color Me OCHRE
Posted by IsaacMozeson at 8:17 AM