Re: [tied] The Word for Color/Yellow in Sanskrit?

From: alex_lycos
Message: 18103
Date: 2003-01-25

x99lynx@... wrote:
> "S.Kalyanaraman <kalyan97@...>" writes:
> <<Yes, varn.a = colour;... haridvarn.a, `of a yellowish golden
> colour'>>
> <varn.a, varNa> probably did not mean "color" in the modern sense of
> an color, independent of a particular object or process. More
> probable, as a reference to hue, is that it referred to the result of
> a particular process
> -- "dyed, impressed, covered or painted".
> In looking at the numerous definitions of <varNa>, we can get some
> rough ideas about what the original meaning might have been.

Upssssssss, this is something else. One would make a connection with
"var"=lime & "vĂ£rui"=whitewashing, given with a solution of lime which
is too white.
The problem is the nasal "n" here var(n.a)
Rom. "var"= lime= cf DEX slavic varU. slavic varU=??
On another way, "varnitsa" is a box for preparing this "var" which is to
find as word in balcans ( serbo-croatian, bulgarian, rumanian)