Re: yellow

From: danjmi
Message: 18009
Date: 2003-01-23

Alex, your bad Latin dictionary must indeed be bad. My simple
student's Cassel lists 'galbanus' and 'galbinus' both
meaning "greenish-yellow".
--- In, "alex_lycos" <altamix@...> wrote:
> yellow - O.E. geolu, geolwe, from P.Gmc. *gelwaz, from PIE *ghel-
> I don't know anything about etymology of Albanian word but the
> one is given by DEX as deriving from Latin "galbinus".
> I have here again the problem with my bad dictionary since I could
> find any "galbinus" there for verifying the semantism of the Latin
> Any idea about Latin "galbinus" ?
> In my dictionary I could find just "galba" (
keltisch "Schmerbauch":
> cognome der gens Sulpicia); Galbiani= Anhänger Galbas; galbaneus (
> wohlrichenden Harz)"
> The word I know for "yellow" in Latin "helvus"
> Regards
> Alex