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Re: What's the etymology of ketchup/catsup?

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, July 14, 2000, 16:11
Roger Mills scripsit:

> Ml. mata hari 'sun' (eye of the day)
Interesting that English used to use the same metaphor, now transferred to a flower: the daisy < day's eye. One of JRRTs riddles from the _Hobbit_ refers to this: An eye in a blue face Saw an eye in a green face "That eye is like to thus eye," Said the first eye, "But in low place, not in high place." -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um 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)