Alternative spelling of die.
- Of the most extreme sort.
- of the most marked, esp. the worst, sort
Other Word Forms of Dye
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Dye
- of the deepest dye
- of (the) deepest dye
Origin of Dye
From Middle English deie, from Old English dēag (“color, hue, dye”), from Proto-Germanic *daugō (“colour, shade”), from *dauganą, *dug- (“to conceal, be dark”), from Proto-Indo-European *dheuk-, *dhouk- (“to be hidden”), from Proto-Indo-European *dhūw- (“to smoke, raise dust, camouflage”). Cognate with Old High German tougan (“dark, secretive”), tougal (“dark, hidden, covert”), Old English dēagol, dīegle (“dark, hidden, secret”), Old English dohs, dox (“dusky, dark”). See dusk.
Middle English deie from Old English dēag, dēah
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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