Latin edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek κυάνεος (kuáneos), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱʷei- (to shine, white, light), related to Hittite [script needed] (kuwannan-, precious stone, copper, blue).

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

cȳaneus (feminine cȳanea, neuter cȳaneum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. deep or dark blue (colour)

Declension edit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative cȳaneus cȳanea cȳaneum cȳaneī cȳaneae cȳanea
Genitive cȳaneī cȳaneae cȳaneī cȳaneōrum cȳaneārum cȳaneōrum
Dative cȳaneō cȳaneō cȳaneīs
Accusative cȳaneum cȳaneam cȳaneum cȳaneōs cȳaneās cȳanea
Ablative cȳaneō cȳaneā cȳaneō cȳaneīs
Vocative cȳanee cȳanea cȳaneum cȳaneī cȳaneae cȳanea

Derived terms edit

See also edit

Colors in Latin · colōrēs (layout · text)
     albus, candidus, niveus, cēreus, marmoreus, eburneus, cānus, blancus (ML.)      rāvus, pullus, cinereus, cinerāceus, plumbeusgrīseus (ML. or NL.)      niger, āter, piceus, furvus
             ruber, rūfus, russus, rubrīcus, pūniceusmurrinus, mulleus; cocceus, coccīnus, badius              rutilus, armeniacus, aurantius, aurantiacus; fuscus, colōrius, cervīnus, spādīx, castaneus, aquilus, fulvus, brunneus (ML.)              flāvus, fulvus, lūteus, gilvus, helvus, croceus, pallidus, blondinus (ML.)
             galbus, galbinus, lūridus              viridis              prasinus
             cȳaneus              caeruleus, azurīnus (ML.), blāvus (LL.)              glaucus; līvidus; venetus
             violāceus, ianthinus, balaustīnus (NL.)              ostrīnus, amethystīnus              purpureus, ātropurpureus, roseus, rosāceus

References edit

  • cyaneus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cyaneus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • cyaneus”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly