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Etymology of the word pizza.

Posted by Johannes on 11 December 2010

Origin of the word pizza.
The word pizza comes from the Italian pizza, which most likely is related to the Greek word pitta (cake, pie) from pissa [pitch; Attic: pitta] from peptos (cooked).

In modern Greek:

a) pitsa : pizza [Gr: πίτσα]

b) pitta: pie [Gr: πίττα]

c) pitsaria: pizzeria [Gr: πιτσαρία]
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Etymology of almond

Posted by Johannes on 17 November 2008

Etymology of almond.
Almond comes from the old french almande, from the Vulgar Latin amendla, from Latin amygdala, from the Greek αμύγδαλα-amygdala (almonds).
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In modern Greek
a) Αμύγδαλα: almonds [amygdala]
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Η λέξη almond προέρχεται από το γαλλικό almande, από το κοινό λατινικό amendla, από την Λατινική amygdala, από το ελληνικό αμύγδαλα.
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