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Gulockra

NaturföreteelserPosted by Gunvor 2013-04-02 15:17:50

Gulockra is 'yellow ochre'. Gul and yellow are related, from an Indoeuropean root *ghel-, ‘to shine’, from which also comes Greek khloros ‘greenish-yellow’.

Ockra and ochre, ‘a grayish yellow clay’ come from Greek ochra, from ochros "pale yellow," of unknown origin.

Everything that is not white is yellow ochre around here now.