On 5/23/07, Donald J. HARLOW <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Je 12.58 ptm 2007.05.22, vi skribis > >Pierpaolo Bernardi skrev: > >> > >>In Italian there's "cilestrino", which is the name of a color. > >Is this related to a forest or to the skies, heaven? > > Visiting the site quoted by Pierpaolo, I find the definition: > > di colore azzurro pallido, celestino; > > Luckily, I find Italian more or less as easy to read at first sight > as Interllingua, so I'm able to guess that, yes, it's related to the > skies, heaven. ("pale blue color", "celestino"). You guessed right. :) BTW, the following dictionary of ancient Italian, considers celestino and cilestrino (and other spellings) just variants of the same word: http://tlio.ovi.cnr.it/voci/008369.htm Modern dictionaries only have celestino (common) and cilestrino (literary). Cheers P.