[tied] Re: PIE rainbow

From: m_iacomi
Message: 27797
Date: 2003-11-28

--- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "alex" wrote:

> not probably but indeed given with unknown etymology, even if a
> pretty complex word.

The word is not complex. Neither the phenomenon (twice refracted,
once or twice reflected light, within dispersive water). :-)

> Even if the construction appear as in Romance "bow +
> what_I_know_what"

Indeed? I didn't notice. I still don't.

> I am very sceptical to see it as "curb cu bleu" (curve with blue)

Who ever proposed this etymology made up with two new loanwords?
Surely (s)he was no linguist.

Marius Iacomi