NABOKV-L post 0026490, Fri, 2 Oct 2015 01:42:09 +0300

Re: Balthasar, Prince of Loam
In her translation of PF Vera Nabokov renders "Prince of Loam" as Knyaz'
Chernozyomnyi. The epithet comes from chernozyom (black earth), the soil
rich in humus, and hints at the color of the gardener's skin.

Alexey Sklyarenko

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