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Feb 14, 2023This week’s theme
Words for colors
This week’s words
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Of the color silver or white.
From Latin argentum (silver). Ultimately from the Indo-European root arg- (to shine; white) that is also the source of argue (from Latin arguere, to make clear), argillaceous, and French argent (money). The word also appears in the chemical symbol for silver (Ag) and in the name of the country Argentina where Rio de la Plata (literally, river of silver) flows. Earliest documented use: 1500.
“In bright sunlight the fish’s argent color is iridescent.”
Scenes from the Beach; Sun Herald (Gulfport, Mississippi); Oct 29, 2001.
See more usage examples of argent in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The hands that help are better far / Than lips that pray. / Love is the ever gleaming star / That leads the way, / That shines, not on vague worlds of bliss, / But on a paradise in this. -Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer and orator (1833-1899)
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