The color amaranthine came from the Greek word ‘amarantos’ which meant unfading. The word Amaranth was used to name an imaginary, undying flower that was, presumably, a deep red-purple color and there you have the two uses of the word today. Lovely stuff.

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Redamancy: “redamancy is distinguished from most of the other words about love in that it is one of the few that specifies reciprocity.”

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