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Subject: Re: Meaning of Veridiana/Viridiana
Author: Anneza   (guest)
Date: February 14, 2006 at 11:32:06 PM
Reply to: Meaning of Veridiana/Viridiana by Yanira
Miranda's right - no surprise there! It's used nowadays for a rather harsh green pigment, very chemical-looking; an art shop would show you. But in Latin it also had the meaning of 'fresh and young', which I imagine is what the saint's name would have referred to, rather than the paint... The -i- spelling is closer to the Latin. But the -e- spelling looks as if it might have been influenced by 'ver-', meaning 'true', like Veronica.

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