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翳 means 'to cover'(?), does it mean veiled red in the compound word 翳红? I couldn't find any reference in dictionaries thank you, rosa

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楊牧 《十二月十日辭清水灣》

我探首看崖下潮來潮去
讓記憶擱淺在那裏。正午
窗子裏空氣虛構一種寧靜
花瓣無懈可擊,紛紛拋落針織
刺繡上,暗微的香氣洴澼浮沉
湧進我多風的心裏

光影在石礁一帶遊戲。遙遠
水鳥各自東西,隨我的意志
翻飛,有些在夢的邊緣失落
有些自動回歸。山勢略顯憂愁
傾斜若時間之餘韻
太陽在翳紅與蒼黃間忐忑滑行

By the cliffs, I overlook a tide that comes and goes
and leave my memory stranded there. At noon
behind the window the air fabricates tranquillity
the petals are impeccable, their delicate
fragrance scattered over the stitching
floating, rushing down to my goustrous heart

Light and shadow play around the rocks. Further out
seagulls break from each other, fluttering
by my grit some are lost at the edge of dreams
though others return. The ridge seems to dishearten
it lies aslant like the rests in a temporal cadence
with care the sun slides from crimson to straw

利文祺 和 Colin Bramwell 合譯

翳紅 crimson

蒼黃 straw

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i would suggest "dull red", or "red with a low saturation".

because, 翳 has a meaning of "to shade"

http://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/lexi-mf/search.php?word=翳

imaging something that's underneath a tree on a sunny day, that it's color would be less bright, less clear; compare to others in direct sunlight.

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翳红 1.一种颜色,类似暗红色; 2.指一种具有特殊暗红色斑点或花纹的玉石,产自缅甸或罗马尼亚(不确定); 3.指一种常见眼病。 4.... ...(maybe more meaning!) Please translate based on the meaning on context.

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    Where did you find this definition? – KWeiss Apr 2 '17 at 16:40
  • The definition of this kind of commonly-used words are too basic to enter professional Chinese dictionary. You can only find the meaning of both characters but not the word. To get the meaning, you should check Chinese literature for reference of how the word was used. Also some authorized newspapers and magazines have the power of distinguish between right and wrong usage of a word. The last two meanings are found frequently in contemporary newspapers if you focus on certain parts. The first meaning is the basic one determined by both characters' meaning and by grammar of composition, easily. – Ivon Apr 3 '17 at 4:41
  • So you wrote this definition yourself? – KWeiss Apr 3 '17 at 6:01
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enter image description here I can't find any interpretation about “翳红”.I think it's not a word.

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