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Re: Empanadas (was: RE: Re(2): Alan D. Corre's pages)

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Monday, November 1, 1999, 15:47
FFlores wrote:

> > Don't know if this has been answered yet, but empanadas are little meat > > filled pastries which are popular in Mexico (IIRC). > > And in Argentina! Practically a national dish. The name sounds to > me as if it comes from a verb *_empanar_, 'to put in(side) bread' > but that can be just folk etymology.
In any event, they seem to have been popular in Spain, and the Sephardi author of the _Shulkhan Arukh_ (a codification of Jewish law) mentions them. When studied by Ashkenazi, the word tends to be pronounced /pnadS/. -- John Cowan Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies / Schliess eurer Aug vor heiliger Schau Den er genoss vom Honig-Tau / Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)