英 ['æʒə; -ʒj(ʊ)ə; 'eɪ-]
来自阿拉伯语lazaward, 对应英文lapis lazuli, 指一种在Lajward（地名）发现的天蓝色石头。词根lap, 石头，见lapidary, 宝石的，优雅的。
- azure:  Azure is of Persian origin. It comes ultimately from Persian lāzhuward, source also of the lazuli in lapis lazuli, a blue semiprecious stone (and azure originally meant ‘lapis lazuli’ in English). The Arabs borrowed the Persian term as (with the definite article al) allazward, which passed into Old Spanish as azur or azul. Old French borrowed azur and handed it on to English.
=> lapis lazuli
- azure (n.)
- "sky-blue color," early 14c., from Old French azur, asur, a color name, from a false separation of Arabic (al)-lazaward "lapis lazuli," as though the -l- were the French article l'. The Arabic name is from Persian lajward, from Lajward, a place in Turkestan, mentioned by Marco Polo, where the stone was collected.
- 1. His eyes are azure.
- 2. Azure skies are indicative of good weather.
- 3. From eight to ten tonight he'll be at the Luna Azure up in the Bronx.
- 4. The topmost round of his azure ladder had been reached by this time.
- 5. The breathtaking beauty of the rugged California wilderness has been captured under a clear, azure sky.
- 明朗蔚蓝的天空下面, 加利福尼亚崎岖的原野美得令人惊叹不已.
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