> If you want a very good dictionary (although not always easy to use)
> go to:
> --- In email@example.com, "alex_lycos" <altamix@...> wrote:
>> dmilt1896@... wrote:
>>> Alex, your bad Latin dictionary must indeed be bad. My simple
>>> student's Cassel lists 'galbanus' and 'galbinus' both
>>> meaning "greenish-yellow"
>> I said it must be bad or too old. THe one I have has George too,
> he can
>> confirme what is inside:)
thank you. This is the same one which Piotr recommended to me for Greek.
I tried to see something there and this is the only one result I have:
galbinus , a, um, adj. [either from galbanum or from GALBUS] ,
greenish-yellow, yellowish; cf. tunica, Vop. Aur. 34: avis, Mart. 13,
68, 1 : cingillum, Petr. 67, 4 .--As subst. plur.: galbina (sc.
vestimenta), orum, n., pale-green garments, Juv. 2, 97.-- Hence,
II. Transf., effeminate: moris, Mart. 1, 97, 9 .
It seems to be a very few used word and the form "galbinus" to be a
derivate of galbus or galbanum:
hmm.. in Rom you have "albush"= white of the egg and "gãlbenush"= yolk
of an egg. Interesting these 2 words are nowhere to use , you can use
them just for white of the egg or yolk of the egg , any other use has no
sense. For me, it seems the root ist "gãlb" in Romanian , this is the
root where from everything could derives in the actually family of
galben, ingãlbeni, gãlbui, gãlbinare, gãlbeazã ( substrat word to find
in Albanian too), gãlbeji
The word "galben" wont allows to make derivatives like "galbui" and
"galbeaza" and "galbeji" but will allow to derive
The root "gãlb" allows to derive everything from it and the suffixes (?)
[gãlb]en, in[gãlb]eni, [gãlb]ui,[gãlb]eazã,[gãlb]eji,[gãlb]enare.
The suffixes "en, eni, ui, eaza, eji " seems OK to me but "enare" not.
More probably this is a derivative direct from "galben" plus suffix
In this order, "gãlb" from which latin form should derive?From "galbus"
of course since "galbanum" should have given an *gãlban.
And what does the galbus means? Cf. Perseus:
galbus , chlôros, Gloss. Philox. [the Germ. gelb (yellow)], celtic
*gello , latin gilvus
the PIE form for gelb= *ghel[e].
Finding the form with "b" in germanic too, having the word "galbeaza" in
Albanian too, why should I belive Romanian form is the Latin word? It
seems there is no reason but more that is too a substrate word.Dont ask
me if Thracian, Dacian or Illirian. I can tell you this is a balcanic
word, that's all:-)