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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3758 - כַּרְמִיל
1) crimson, red, carmine
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
כַּרְמִיל m. crimson, crimson colour, prepared from insects which inhabited in vast numbers a kind of ilex (coccus ilicis, Linn.); also cloth of a crimson colour; in the later Hebrew, i.q. שָׁנִי, which see; in the more ancient, תּוֹלַעַת 2 Chronicles 2:6, 13 2 Chronicles 2:13, 3:14. The Hebrews adopted this word from the Persians; it is from the Pers. كرم kerm; Sanscr. krimi, a worm; and الَ bright red; compare Armen. karmir; Arab. قرمز coccus, worm, قرمزل coccus; Germ. cramoifi, carmefin [Engl. crimson]. In like manner from vermiculus is derived the French vermeil [English vermillion.]
the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20