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Azu're. adj. [azur, Fr. azurro, Span. lazur, Arab. from lazuli, a blue stone.] Blue; faint blue.

The blue of the first order, though very faint and little, may be the colour of some substances; and the azure colour of the skies seems to be of this order. Newton's Opticks

                            Thus replies
Minerva, graceful with her azure eyes.
Pope's Odyssey, b. i.

                            The sea,
Far through his azure turbulent domain,
Your empire owns.
Thomson's Spring.

Sources: Newton, Isaac (40) · Pope, Alexander (393) · Thomson, James (73)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · Arabic (6) · French (385) · Latin (690) · Spanish (12)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Azure." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 22, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=1980.


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