cyan etymology

English word cyan comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱʷei-

Detailed word origin of cyan

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ḱʷei- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
κύανος Ancient Greek (grc)
cyan English (eng) A colour between blue and green in the visible spectrum; the complementary colour of red; the colour obtained by subtracting red from white light. Of the colour cyan.

Words with the same origin as cyan

Descendants of *ḱʷei-