Author Topic: Suggestion for inclusion of 'saxe' as in 'saxe blue'  (Read 1195 times)


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Suggestion for inclusion of 'saxe' as in 'saxe blue'
« 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.

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Re: Suggestion for inclusion of 'saxe' as in 'saxe blue'
« Reply #1 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:

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:

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.
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