"Arian"

Translation:Silver

June 9, 2016

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/silverlight513

Tip: also used for money. When using an ATM in Welsh for the first time, I got confused why is said silver only.

June 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

In some dialects in Welsh (as in English), a word for money is pres (brass).

June 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Ash473779

Rumour has it this word goes back to PIE and is related to the words for silver used in the romance languages.

December 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Dim-ond-dysgwr

And rumour has it right! The Indo-European root arg-" is the source of not only Latin argentum ("silver") and its descendants (e.g. French argent = silver, money) but also Irish airgead (= silver, money), as well as being the reasoning behind the name of that hero of Indian epic, Arjuna ("white, glittery, silver-bright"). Let's not forget, either, the name of the Argentine ("silvery") Republic -- so called because its capital stands on the western bank of the Río de la Plata ("the silver river"). In Welsh, Argentina (the site of Wales's only overseas colony!) is known as Ariannin.

July 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Ash473779

Fantastic comment! For some reason I am very intrigued and interested in hypothesized 'Italo-Celtic' sub branch of the indo-European language family and love seeing examples which offer evidence for this, however I'm aware most of it isn't strictly just vocabulary. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

July 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Salsmachev

Why is silver in the shapes lesson? Triangles, squares, octagons, and chartreuse!

July 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/pale_moon

Shapes and colours. Silver is colour.

September 30, 2016
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