February 28th, 2016

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RUSSIAN: синиец

I was told that the word синиец means devil (one of the synonyms) and comes from the name of the colour cиний. But I can't find it in any on-line dictionaries (although I found it in some literary texts). In what contexts it's used? Is it an old word, or made up recently? And why is it derived from "blue"? I mean, the logic behind it.

ETA: I don't know how it's spelled, I've only heard it, not seen it. Maybe it is синец (without the second "и").
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