Thursday, February 23, 2012


I came across the word ‘erythrism’ for the first time recently. It means;
“unusual redness of plumage or hair, often with a ruddy complexion in humans”
It derives from the Greek word eruthros meaning ‘red.’

When checking the dictionary I also came across the Erythraeans;
“of ancient Erythrae: relating or belonging to the ancient city of Erythrae in Turkey, or, formerly, to the group of Hamito-Semitic languages spoken in the region of Erythrae”
I don’t suppose these guys were red-haired, but it might be worth checking out. The ‘red’ in the name probably relates to the land or something I would imagine, but you never know. Worth bearing in mind for the future maybe.

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