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Postby Kalailan » Tue Jan 27, 2004 9:01 am

i just discovered that my longly used nick comes from greek.
kalainon is supposed to be dark blue or something?

i am not learning greek...
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Postby 1%homeless » Tue Jan 27, 2004 9:26 am

From perseus...
Middle Liddell:
kalainos 1 like the kalaïs, of changeful hue, of the cock.
LSJ:
ka^laïnos or kallaïnos , ê, on, like the kalaïs, shifting between blue and green,

well... I don't know about semitic etymology, so I can't say the Greeks borrowed that word...
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Postby Kalailan » Wed Jan 28, 2004 11:42 am

It is borrowed into hebrew from greek.
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