High Eolic word of the day: mucún

mucún (noun): purple, purple-colored; purple dye; Aurelian.

ta ca langundaram mucúnd-al
NEG I wear.IMPERF.TRANS purple-ACC
“I [will] not wear purple”

The word mucún originally meant ‘Aurelian’ (the Proto-Eolic root likely had the meaning ‘black-haired’ or ‘dark-haired’), and only came to be used for the color purple metonymically, as purple dyes used to color cloth in Eoleon were, for the most part, imported from Aurelia.

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