Colour words in Hebrew

Words for colours in Hebrew with notes on their etymology, usage and symbolic connotations.

black - (shakhor) שחור black

  • Comes from the root SH-KH-R, which means "dawn" (when the sky is black)

white white

red red

yellow yellow

blue blue

green green

brown brown

pink pink

orange orange

grey grey

purple purple

beige beige

silver silver

gold gold

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