BAI (adj.)

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A Bay colour.
In Latine it is called
Baius aut castaneus color, A Bay or a Chestnut color, of all others it is most to bee commended in Horses, it commeth from the Greeke Βαιων which is a flip of the Date tree pulled off with the fruit, which is of this colour, in French Bay, Baiard, in Italian Baio, in high Dutch Kestenbraune taht is Chesnut Browne, it is also called of some Phænicus colour from Dates, which the Grecians call φοὶνικας but as I take it improperly, for colour Phæniceus, is either the colour of bright Purple, or of the rednesse of a Summer morning according to Aristotle […].

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MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → couleurs

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BAY, couleur de châtaigne ; il ne se dit qu’en parlant de la couleur du cheval. Cheval bay, bay brun, bay clair, bay mirouetté, c’est-à-dire bay tacheté.

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MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → couleurs