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cyan

[sahy-an, sahy-uh n] /ˈsaɪ æn, ˈsaɪ ən/
noun
1.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Greek kýanos dark blue
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British Dictionary definitions for cyans

cyan

/ˈsaɪæn; ˈsaɪən/
noun
1.
a highly saturated green-blue that is the complementary colour of red and forms, with magenta and yellow, a set of primary colours
adjective
2.
of this colour: a cyan filter
Word Origin
C19: from Greek kuanos dark blue
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Word Origin and History for cyans

cyan

n.

1889, short for cyan blue (1879), from Greek kyanos "dark blue, dark blue enamel, lapis lazuli," probably a non-Indo-European word, but perhaps akin to, or from, Hittite *kuwanna(n)- "copper blue."

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