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Etymology of marmelade

Posted by Johannes on 31 August 2010

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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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