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

From: S.Kalyanaraman
Message: 18122
Date: 2003-01-26

--- In, "alex_lycos" <altamix@...> wrote:
> x99lynx@... wrote:> 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).

How would varn.a 'alphabet' be explained? Is the term also related
to vara, 'choice'?