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Etymology of anchovy

Posted by Johannes on 23 May 2011

Origin of the word anchovy.
The word anchovy comes from the Genoese anchova, from the Latin apua (small fish) from the Greek aphye [small fry; Gr.: αφύη].

In modern Greek (Romeika)
a) anchuyia: anchovy [Gr.: αντσούγια; loanword]
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