Friday, March 18, 2016
Citations for amaranthine
Her name was Sally Travers. Dead now. Yet one day, one knows, in her everlasting memory, will be written some amaranthine song, to be heard sung through the streets of Dublin.
Every semirecluse has his amaranthine woman. Imaginary love-lies-bleeding.
Origin of amaranthine
Amaranthine comes from the Greek word amáranton meaning "unfading flower," formed from the Greek maraínein, "to fade" and ánthos, "flower." It entered English in the mid-1600s.