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Re: Ladino Proverbs and Sayings (Waaay long!)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, December 10, 1999, 18:50
FFlores wrote:

> And what are _pitas_?
A form of unleavened bread in the form of a flat 2-layer disc, or pocket. One cuts off one end and stuffs various ingredients inside, especially falafel, which is balls of fried ground chickpeas (garbanzos, Cicer arietinum). The term "pita" itself is Greek, I suppose, but the entire West Asian culinary area uses it. No connection with Sp Port 'pita' = 'agave fiber', which is also used in English as a technical term.
> Oh! Was it _onde_ in the first place? _De onde_?
UNDE in Latin. -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)