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Etymology of carrot

Posted by Johannes on 16 April 2012

The word carrot comes from the old French carrotte, from the Latin carota, which is a transliteration of the Greek caroton (carrot; Gr: καρωτόν).


In modern Greek (Romeika, Rumca):

a) caroto: carrot [Gr: καρώτο]


From the same root: carotene, carotenoids



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