Origin of azure
Examples from the Web for azure
Per Pale means that the Shield is divided vertically with one half blue (Azure) and the other half red (Gules).
A light speck appeared on the horizon between the dark waters and the azure heaven.Peter Schlemihl|Adelbert von Chamisso
These vapours, moreover, alone clouded the purity of the azure above.King Candaules|Thophile Gautier
Errigal lifted his bold irregular outlines royally against an azure sky.Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (1 of 2) (1888)|William Henry Hurlbert
British Dictionary definitions for azure
Word Origin for azure
Word Origin and History for azure
early 14c., from Old French azur, asur, a color name, from a false separation of Arabic (al)-lazaward "lapis lazuli," as though the -l- were the French article l'. The Arabic name is from Persian lajward, from Lajward, a place in Turkestan, mentioned by Marco Polo, where the stone was collected.