30 December 2014

orange (fruit) is laperni (revisited)

laperni = orange (noun) (some things Google found for "laperni": an unusual term; a rare to unusual last name that can be Italian; user names; similar perni means pivots in Italian; similar Lapeni is the name of places in Latvia and Belarus)

Word derivation for "orange (fruit)" :
Basque = laranja, Finnish = appelsiini
Miresua = laperni

My previous word for orange (fruit), from only a few months ago, was laperani. I'm tweaking this word, slightly simplifying it. A rather small change.

The Basque word for orange, laranja, is the same as the Portuguese. The Finnish word for orange is apparently derived from Old Swedish appelsin, meaning "Chinese apple".

The word orange appears one time in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, when Alice falls down the rabbit-hole.
She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE'...

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