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English

From Middle English colour, color, borrowed from Anglo-Norman colur, from Old French colour, color, from Latin color, from Old Latin colos (covering), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (to cover, conceal). Akin to Latin cēlō (I hide, conceal), Old English helan ("to conceal, cover, hide"; see hele). Displaced Middle English blee (color), from Old English blēo. More at blee. Also partially replaced Old English hīw (color) and its descendants, which is less often used in this sense. Compare also Dutch kleur (color), Danish kulør (color), Swedish kulör (color), Old Norse kólorr (color).

In the US, the spelling color is used to match the spelling of the word's Latin etymon, and to make all derivatives consistent (colorimeter, colorize, colorless, etc). Elsewhere in the English-speaking world, the spelling colour has been retained.

Aragonese

Asturian

From Latin color, colōrem.

Catalan

From Old Occitan color, from Latin color, colōrem, from Old Latin colos, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (to hide, conceal).

Latin

From Old Latin colos, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (to hide, conceal).

Occitan

From Old Occitan color, from Latin color, colōrem.

Old French

From Latin color, colōrem (color or colour)

Old Occitan

From Latin color, colōrem.

Spanish

From Latin colōrem, singular accusative of color, from Old Latin colos, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (to hide, conceal).