See also: χρώμα

Ancient Greek edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Hellenic *kʰrṓwmə, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrēw- (to grind, rub), extended from *gʰer- (to rub). See χρίω (khríō). Related to χρώς (khrṓs).

Pronunciation edit


Noun edit

χρῶμᾰ (khrôman (genitive χρώμᾰτος); third declension

  1. skin (esp. the human body)
  2. colour (esp. of the skin or body); pigment
  3. complexion
  4. character of style in writing; ornaments
  5. chromatic scale; music

Inflection edit

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Greek: χρώμα (chróma)
  • English: chromo-

Further reading edit