Τετάρτη, 25 Αυγούστου 2010

Etymology of pumpkin

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Origin of pumpkin
Pumpkin is an alteration of pumpion (melon, pumpkin) from the French pompon, from the Latin peponem (nom. pepo) (melon), which is a transliteration of the Greek pepon (melon; πέπων).
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In modern Greek (Romeika):
a) peponi: melon [πεπόνι]
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H λέξη pumpkin (κολοκύθι) προέρχεται από την ελληνική πέπων.

Etymology of melon

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Origin of melon

Melon comes from the French melon, from the Latin melonem (nom. melo), from melopeponem, (a kind of pumpkin), which is a transliteration of the Greek melopepon (gourd-apple) from melon (apple) + pepon (a kind of gourd).



From the same root:

French: melon, melongene

Italian: melone, melanzana

Spanish: melon, pepon, melocoton

German: Melone, Melonendistel


In modern Greek (Romeika)

a) milo: apple [μήλο]

b) peponi: melon [πεπόνι]

c) melitzana: eggplant [μελιτζάνα]


Η λέξη melon (πεπόνι) προέρχεται από την ελληνική λέξη μήλο. Ως αντιδάνειο από ταγαλλικά έχομε τη μελιτζάνα


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Etymology of Melissa

Origin of Melissa

Melissa is a fem. proper name, from the Ionic Greek melissa (honeybee; μέλισσα) (Attic melitta), from meli (honey; μέλι).

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Variants: Mel, Melina, Melinda

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In modern Greek (Romeika, the language of Romei/Romans/Ρωμηοί)
a) melissa: bee [μέλισσα]
b) meli: honey [μέλι]

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Etymology of marmelade

Origin of marmelade
Marmelade comes from the French marmelade, from the Portuguese marmelada (quince jelly, marmalade), from marmelo (quince) by dissimilation from the Latin melimelum (sweet apple), which is a transliteration of the Greek melimelon (μελίμηλον), from meli (honey; μέλι ) and melon (apple; μήλο).

From the same root:

Italian: marmelatta

Spanish: marmelada

German: Marmelade
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In modern Greek (Romeika, the language of Romei/Romans/Ρωμηοί)


a) marmelada: marmelade [μαρμελάδα]

b) meli: honey [μέλι]

c) milo: apple [μήλο]

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Η marmelade (μαρμελάδα) προέρχεται από το ελληνικό μελίμηλο

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See also:
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=marmelade&searchmode=none

Κυριακή, 22 Αυγούστου 2010

Etymology of chimney

Origin of chimney.
Chimney derives from the old French cheminee (fire place), from the late Latin (camera) caminata (fireplace, room with a fireplace) from the Latin caminatus, from caminus (hearth, oven, flue), which is a transliteration of the Greek caminos (furnace; κάμινος)


From the same root:

French: chiminee.

Italian: camino, camineto.

Spanish: chimenea, cheminea.

German: Kamin

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In modern Greek (Romeika, the language of Romei/Romans/Ρωμηοί)

a) caminos or camini: furnace [κάμινος]

b) camineto: blowtorch [καμινέτο]

c) caminada: chimney [καμινάδα]

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Το chimney (καπνοδόχος) προέρχεται από το ελληνικό κάμινος
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