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General Category => Words => Topic started by: anona on August 12, 2014, 06:24:26 AM

Title: Suggestion for inclusion of 'saxe' as in 'saxe blue'
Post by: anona on August 12, 2014, 06:24:26 AM
That beautiful shade of light but bright blue with a hint of grey that used to be very popular when I was young. The word's in Collins (and elsewhere), but wasn't permitted in a recent standard game.
Title: Re: Suggestion for inclusion of 'saxe' as in 'saxe blue'
Post by: Alan W on May 21, 2020, 03:02:09 PM
This colour is often named with the phrase saxe blue, rather than simply saxe. Also, the term's origin being related to Saxony, it is sometimes written with a capital letter.

Nevertheless, saxe is listed in the online Oxford, with the note "also saxe blue". This is one version of what it looks like:

(https://www.mandlpaints.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Saxe-Blue-140x140.jpg)

Your comment that the colour "used to be very popular" seems about right, anona - at least as far as the name is concerned, because I didn't find a lot of usage examples. Here's one, from the New Zealand publication SunLive (https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/226148-raukura-turei-at-sumer-gallery.html):

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Her soft saxe azures, salmon pinks and hushed sage greens soothe and relax the mind and draw the eyes into the deeper layers.

I'll add saxe as a rare word.