black, the color of coal. This is the most basic word for black. When in doubt as to which word for black to use, use this one.

anxē is considered to be the color of wisdom and specialized knowledge. Priestesses of the goddess Rōāñ, the goddess of foretelling, wear this color of clothing and ornamentation. anāste is the color of peace and tranquility.

2 Replies to “anxē”

  1. Your having two different colors for black has me wishing that my color terms were still up in the air! Suddenly I’d love to have “color” terms that were primarily about the texture of the light rather than its hue…

  2. Thank you. Not all the colors are divided into opaque and translucent, but some definitely have that as part of their definition.

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