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κόσμος σκηνή, ὁ βίος πάροδος· ἦλθες, εἶδες, ἀπῆλθες -> The world is a stage, life is a performance, you came, you saw, you departed
Democritus, fr. 115 D-K

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subs.

P. and V. χρῶμα, τό, χρόα, ἡ (Plat.), Ar. and V. χροιά, ἡ, χρώς, ὁ (rare P.).

pigment: P. χρῶμα, τό, φάρμακον, τό.

for reference to various colours see Plat., Tim. 68.

complexion: P. and V. χρῶμα, τό; see complexion.

the twain stood in gleaming arms and changed not colour: V. ἔσταν δὲ λαμπρὼ χρῶμα τʼ οὐκ ἠλλαξάτην (Eur. , Phoen. 1246); see turn pale, under pale.

changing neither colour nor expression: P. διαφθείρας οὐτὲ τοῦ χρώματος οὐτὲ τοῦ προσώπου (Plat., Phaedo, 117B).

these men will be shown in their true colours: P. οὗτοι ἐπιδειχθήσονται οἷοί εἰσιν ἄνθρωποι (Dem. 1050).

v. trans.

dye: P. and V. βάπτειν.

tinge: P. χρώζειν (Plat.), Ar. χρωτίζεσθαι (Nub. 516).

paint: P. and V. γράφειν (Dem. 415).

Met., diversify: P. and V. ποικίλλειν, P. διαποικίλλειν; see also mix, influence.

V. intrans. See blush.

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