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Etymology of pumpkin

Posted by Johannes on 31 August 2010

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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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