carmine – Wiktionary

carmine - Wiktionary

English[edit]

Carmine decoration on the ceiling of a chapel

Etymology[edit]

From French carmin, from irregular Medieval Latin carminium, itself from Arabic قِرْمِز(qirmiz, crimson, kermes) (from Sanskrit कृमिज (kṛmija, produced by worms), from कृमि (kṛ́mi, worm, insect)), plus or with affect from Latin minium. Evaluate crimson and kermes.

Noun[edit]

carmine (countable and uncountable, plural carmines)

  1. A purplish-red pigment, created from dye obtained from the cochineal beetle; carminic acid or any of its derivatives.
    • 1967, Time, “The Case of the Doubtful Dye,” 6 January, 1967, [1]
      Instances of cubana salmonellosis in three different states had been traced to carmine purple, and provides had been known as in. [] However authorities have been checking different locations for carmine purple, understanding that it’s a favourite coloring in sweet, chewing gum, ice cream, cough syrups and medicines. Producers like to make use of it due to a authorized quirk: being a pure relatively than an artificial product, it doesn’t need to be talked about on labels.
  2. A purplish-red color, resembling that pigment.
    • 1854, Henry David Thoreau, Walden, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1910, Chapter XIV, p. 347, [2]
      He wore an excellent coat in midsummer, being affected with the trembling delirium, and his face was the colour of carmine.
    • c. 1862, Emily Dickinson, in The Full Poems of Emily Dickinson, edited by Thomas H. Johnson, Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1960, pp. 225-6,
      I’m alive—I suppose— / The Branches on my Hand / Are filled with Morning Glory— / And at my finger’s finish— / The Carmine—tingles heat—
    • 1920, F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Facet of Paradise, Chapter 5, [3]
      He pictured himself in an adobe home in Mexico, half-reclining on a rug-covered sofa, his slender, inventive fingers closed on a cigarette whereas he listened to guitars strumming melancholy undertones to an age-old dirge of Castile and an olive-skinned, carmine-lipped woman caressed his hair.
    • 1938, George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia, Chapter 4, [4]
      [] the daybreak breaking behind the hill-tops in our rear, the primary slender streaks of gold, like swords slitting the darkness, after which the rising mild and the seas of carmine cloud stretching away into inconceivable distances []
    • 1987, Toni Morrison, Beloved, New York: Classic, 2004, p. 33,
      The velvet I seen was brown, however in Boston they received all colours. Carmine. Meaning purple however whenever you discuss velvet you bought to say ‘carmine.’

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Adjective[edit]

carmine

  1. Of the purplish purple color shade carmine.

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See additionally[edit]

  • (reds) purple; blood purple, brick purple, burgundy, cardinal, carmine, carnation, cerise, cherry, cherry purple, Chinese language purple, cinnabar, claret, crimson, damask, hearth brick, hearth engine purple, flame, flamingo, fuchsia, garnet, geranium, gules, sizzling pink, incarnadine, Indian purple, magenta, maroon, misty rose, nacarat, oxblood, pillar-box purple, pink, Pompeian purple, poppy, raspberry, purple violet, rose, rouge, ruby, ruddy, salmon, sanguine, scarlet, surprising pink, stammel, strawberry, Turkey purple, Venetian purple, vermillion, vinaceous, vinous, violet purple, wine (Class: en:Reds)

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Verb[edit]

carmine

  1. first-person singular current indicative of carminer
  2. third-person singular current indicative of carminer
  3. first-person singular current subjunctive of carminer
  4. third-person singular current subjunctive of carminer
  5. second-person singular crucial of carminer

Noun[edit]

carmine

  1. ablative singular of carmen

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

carmine

  1. First-person singular (yo) current subjunctive type of carminar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) current subjunctive type of carminar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, additionally used with usted?) current subjunctive type of carminar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) crucial type of carminar.

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