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Etymology of caramel

Posted by Johannes on 20 December 2010

Etymology of caramel

The word caramel comes from the Latin cannamellis from canna (cane) + mel/mellis(honey). Both words are related to the Greek words canna [cane; Gr: κάννα] and mel [honey; Gr: μέλι]

See also: Etymology of cane: here

In modern Greek:
a) caramela: caramel [Gr: καραμέλα; loanword]
b) meli: honey [Gr: μέλι]

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