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Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour

RED (via Wikipedia)

The word red comes from the Old English r?d.[7] The word can be further traced to the Proto-Germanic rauthaz and the Proto-Indo European root reudh-. In Sanskrit, the word rudhira means red or blood. In the Akkadian language of Ancient Mesopotamia and in the modern Inuit language of Eskimos, the word for red is the same word as “like blood”.[8]

The words for ‘colored’ in Latin (coloratus) and Spanish (colorado) both also mean ‘red.’[9] whereas in Portuguese the word for red is vermelho, which comes from Latin “vermiculus“, meaning “little worm”.[10]

In the Russian language, the word for red, ???????? (krasniy), comes from the same old Slavic root as the words for “beautiful”—???????? (krasiviy) and “excellent”—?????????? (prekrasniy). Thus Red Square in Moscow, named long before the Russian Revolution, meant simply “Beautiful Square”.[11]

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Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash

October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

An interesting morning. Up and at ’em we went to Intermarché to fuel up and to buy some food for when we arrive home. They were queuing outside the door for what appeared to be controlled entry. There were queues for fuel too. “We’re not that desperate” we said and set off for home. It… Continue reading October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

8 Comments

  1. April 6, 2013
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    Lovely! Red is a warm colour, and yet you manage to create a coll effect!

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