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Re: Untranslatable words

From:Joe <joe@...>
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'.