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Etymology of marmelade

Posted by Johannes on 31 August 2010


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

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

a) marmelada: marmelade [μαρμελάδα]

b) meli: honey [μέλι]

c) milo: apple [μήλο]

Η marmelade (μαρμελάδα) προέρχεται από το ελληνικό μελίμηλο

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