An example of something yellow is a lemon.
An example of yellow is the color of the sun.
Documents that had been yellowed by age; clouds that yellow in the evening light.
The black-yellow coalition.
Origin of yellow
- Middle English yelow from Old English geolu ghel-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English yelwe, yelou, from Old English Ä¡eolu, Ä¡eolwe, from Proto-Germanic *gelwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ÇµÊ°elhâ‚ƒ-uÌ¯os (compare Welsh gelw (“pale"), Latin helvus (“dull yellow")), from *ÇµÊ°elhâ‚ƒ (“gleam, yellow") (compare Irish geal (“white, bright"), Lithuanian Å¾alias (“green"), Ancient Greek Ï‡Î»Ï‰ÏÏŒÏ‚ (chlÅrÃ³s, “light green"), Persian Ø²Ø± (zar, “yellow"), Sanskrit à¤¹à¤°à¤¿ (hari, “greenish-yellow")).