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Re: Celadon

From:Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>
Date:Friday, September 5, 2008, 15:57
Den 5. sep. 2008 kl. 16.17 skreiv Eldin Raigmore:

> Where did the word "Celadon" come from? > If it came into English from French or Arabic or Sanskrit, > how did it get into French or Arabic or Sanskrit (as the case may be)?
Wikipedia mentions several theories, of which I like Saladin the best. Wouldn't take much corruption to turn that into celadon. Just stress the second syllable, and there you have it. Anyway, I really like the word, one of my favourites. Another favourite is smegma.... LEF