geolwe, adv: with a yellow tinge. (“YAY-oll-way”)
gærs-grēne, adj: grass-green. (“garz-gray-neh”)
Horae ad usum romanum, in the Hours of Margaret of Orleans. France, 15th century. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1156 B, fol. 4r. [gallica.bnf.fr]
snāw-hwīt, adj: snow-white. (“snaaw-hweet”)
wād, n.n: woad (a plant much used for dyeing). (“wah-d”)
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Woad, a pigment made from the leaves of the plant Isatis tinctoria, or glastum (a.k.a. Asp of Jerusalem). [woad.org.uk]
weolcen-rēad, adj: scarlet, purple. (WEH-ol-chen-RAY-ahd / ˈwɛɔl-tʃɛn-ˌɹeːad)
hasu-pāda, m.n: one having a grey garment; a term applied to the eagle. (“ha-soo-pah-dah”)
haswig-feðera, adj: having grey feathers, grey-feathered. (“has-wee-feh-theh-rah”)
scilfor, adj: yellow, of the colour of gold. (“shil-vor”)
Confusingly, not silver.
Glossed Exodus. England, 1st quarter of the 13th century. British Library, MS Burney 13, fol. 1. Source: British Library.
blēo-rēad, adj: blue-red, purple, myrtle-coloured. (“bleh-oh-reh-ad”)
Detail of St Nicholas in the Melisende Psalter. Jerusalem, 1131-1143. British Library, Egerton MS 1139, fol. 209r. Source: British Library.
blæc, adj/n: black, dark, swarthy; ink (especially black ink). (BLACK / ˈblæk)