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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Etymologies Wanted for the Following Words

* Aceitunes

* Cantaloupe

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Also wanted--the technical term for a false etymology.

4 comments:

Ginger Heatter said...

Lat. Cucumis melo cantalupensis

Tony R said...

Aha! So it IS the singing wolf!

Lobster Face said...

Aceituna is the Spanish word for Olive. It is related to the word aceite, meaning oil, coming from the Arabic az-zait.

Lobster Face said...

oh, and az-zait means "juice of the olive"