dye


dye
dye (n.) O.E. deah, deag "a color, hue, tinge," perhaps related to deagol "secret, hidden, dark, obscure," from P.Gmc. *daugilaz (Cf. O.S. dogol "secret," O.H.G. tougal "dark, hidden, secret"). The verb is from O.E. deagian "to dye." Spelling distinction between dye and DIE (Cf. die) was not firm till 19c. "Johnson in his Dictionary, spelled them both die, while Addison, his near contemporary, spelled both dye" [Barnhart]. Related: dyed. Figurative phrase dyed in the wool (or grain) is from dyeing while the material is in its raw state, which has a more durable effect.

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