Re: Untranslatable words
|Date:||Thursday, June 24, 2004, 20:43|
Leo Caesius wrote:
> Paul Bennet wrote:
> "Others will no doubt be better able to explain than I, but AIUI _glas_
> refers to a range of blue-gray-green colors, hard to pin down in basic
> color terms in other languages."
> In which language is this word found? Is its meaning anything like the
> Latin "caesius"?
We've already said - Welsh. It coveers Latin 'caesius', but it also
covers various shades of Green and normal blue. Grass, for instance, is
described as 'glas'.