Origin of cyan; from Classical Greek kyanos: see cyano-
Origin of cyanGreek kuanos, dark blue.
(usually uncountable, plural cyans)
(comparative more cyan, superlative most cyan)
- Of the colour cyan.
Ancient Greek κύανος (kyanos, “dark blue, dark blue enamel, lapis lazuli”), probably a non Indo-European word, but perhaps akin to, or from, Hittite *kuwanna(n)- "copper blue."