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Posted by Johannes on 5 August 2008

Etymology of butter

The word BUTTER derives from the Latin butyrum (butter), which is a transliteration of the Greek βούτυρον (boutyron; cow-cheese, butter) from βους (bous; cow) and τυρός (tyros; cheese).


In modern Greek:
α) βούτυρο: butter [butyro or better vutyro]
β) τυρί: cheese [tyri]
γ) βόδι: cow [bodi or better vodi]


Η λέξη BUTTER προέρχεται από το λατινικό butyrum (βούτυρο), από το ελληνικό βούτυρον από το βους και τυρός.


βους + τυρός -> βούτυρον -> butyrum -> butter


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