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Turkish Colours

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The Farsi Word siyah black is mainly used for siyah zeytin black olives for eating, otherwise the word kara black is used for the colour black. The figurative use is kara düşünceleri black (dark thoughts) but it is used universally for the color black. Another meaning of kara land, shore as in: karayolları land roads (network), main roads, karakuvetleri land forces, kara suları territorial waters, karaburun [LIT: land nose] peninsular

Turkish Qualities of Colours

The suffix -(i)mtrak is used with colours to produce adjectives of color quality:
karamtrak blackish, darkish, dusky, sarımtrak yellowish, sallow, mavimtrak blueish, blued, steel coloured. This suffix always retains the form -mtrak and does not follow vowel harmony rules.

The suffix -(i)msi is also used with colours to produce adjectives of color quality:
morumsu purplish, mavimsi bluish. This suffix follows vowel harmony rules.

Turkish Colours.
ColourIntensified Color
Siyah (Farsi.)Black Simsiyah Pitch Black
KaraBlackKapkaraPitch Black
BeyazWhite BembeyazSnow White
Kırmızı RedKıpkırmızıBright Red
MaviBlue MasmaviBright Blue
YeşilGreenYemyeşilBright Green
MorPurpleMosmorDeep Purple
PembePinkPespembeShocking Pink
PembePinkTozpembeLight (dusty) Pink
SarıYellow SapsarıBright Yellow

 

Other Turkish Colours.
RenkColor
Acı Renkli, Uçuk RenkliLurid Coloured
Açık [LIT: open]Light (coloured)
Açık RenkliLight Coloured
Açık yeşilLight green
Ak (Old Turkish.)White [see note below]
Al (Old Turkish.)Red [see note below]
AlaVariegated, light brown (alabalık rainbow trout)
Alacalı bulucalı, Alaca bulucaMany coloured, spotted
Altın Renkli [Lit: Altın - Gold]Gold Coloured
Altuni Gold Coloured
BejBeige
Bordo [LIT: fr. bordeaux]Claret
BoyalıPainted, (dyed)
BozGrey, dun, sienna
Çim Rengi [LIT: Çim - turf, grass, lawn]Lime colour
Çivit RengiIndigo Colour (dark blue/purple)
EflatunLilac
GalibardaFuchsia
GökkuşağıRainbow
Gökkuşağı RenkliRainbow Coloured
GriGrey
Gül RengiRose colour
Gümüş RengiSilver color (gümüş silver)
Gümüş RenkliSilver Coloured
Haki rengiKhaki, Olive drab
İkirenkli, Çift RenkliBi-coloured, twin-coloured
Kahverengi [LIT: Coffee Coloured]Brown
KoyuDark (coloured)
Koyu griDark grey
Koyu RenkliDark Coloured
Koyu YeşilDark green
LacivertNavy Blue
Menekşe Rengi [Lit: Menekşe - the violet flower]Violet Colour
Metalik RengiMetallic colour
Morumsu Kırmızı Renk Magenta
NeftiDark Green
NilgünDarkish Blue
Renk/Rengi, Renkli, RenklerColor/its colour, Coloured, Colours
Sarımtırak altuni metalik rengiYellowish golden metallic colour
TurkuvazTurquoise
TuruncuOrange
Zeytin Rengi [LIT: Zeytin - Olive Fruit]Olive Colour

The Old Turkish Words for Red Al and White Ak are mostly used in place names and family names. Alsancak Red Banner (an area of İzmir) Akhisar (a town in Turkey) Whitefort, Bay Alkan Mr. Redblood. Otherwise the words beyaz, kırmızı are used

The word kızıl means red-coloured and is only used in certain situations::
Kızıldeniz the Red Sea
Kızılderili American Red-indian [LIT: red-coloured skinned]
kızılötesi infra-red
kızıl saçlı red haired
Kızılay the Red Crescent [same as The Red Cross health service.]
Kızılırmak the Red River [the longest river in Turkey.]