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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] sepia, from Ancient Greek σηπία ‘cuttlefish’.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
sepia

Plural
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  1. (archaic) The cuttlefish.
  2. A dark brown pigment made from the secretions of the cuttlefish.
  3. (colour) A dark, slightly reddish, brown colour.
    sepia colour:   
  4. A sepia-coloured drawing or photograph.

Translations

Adjective

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Positive
sepia

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (colour) Of a dark reddish-brown colour.

Quotations

  • 1985Lance Parkin, The Infinity Doctors, p 209
    Only now did he realise how few colours there had been at the end of the universe. The world had been sepia, drained of colour and light.

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Noun

sepia

  1. cuttlefish
  2. the color sepia
  3. a style of yellowish/brownish-and-black photography

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Latin

Etymology

From Ancient Greek σηπία (sēpia)

Noun

sēpia (genitive sēpiae); f, first declension

  1. a cuttlefish

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative sēpia sēpiae
genitive sēpiae sēpiārum
dative sēpiae sēpiīs
accusative sēpiam sēpiās
ablative sēpiā sēpiīs
vocative sēpia sēpiae

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