deorcian

deorcian, wk.v: to darken, to grow dark. (DEH-ork-ih-ahn / ˈdɛɔr-kɪ-an)

The Wordhord App’s Dark Mode is inspired by a medieval style ‘dark-mode’ where manuscripts were inscribed in gold on pages dyed a deep bluish-black. Download the app for iOS on the App Store.

Two facing pages of a medieval manuscript made of black-dyed parchment, with an illustration of saints on the left and Latin writing in gold and white on the right; the margins are decorated with a floral design in gold leaf on a field of blue.
The Black Hours; Belgium (Bruges), c. 1480; Morgan Library & Museum, MS M.493, ff. 18v-19r. [themorgan.org]

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