30 September 2014

onion is tipuli (revisited)

tipuli = onion (noun) (some things Google found for "tipuli": a rare to unusual term; user names; a very rare last name; Maón Tipulí is a therapeutic residence program for mental health in Argentina; similar Tipulu is the name of two places on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia)

Word derivation for "onion" :
Basque = tipula, Finnish = sipuli
Miresua = tipuli

My previous word for onion was sipulta. I'm changing this word so that it doesn't end in -A, and also so to not insert the LT consonant combination. The Basque and the Finnish words for onion are quite similar.

The word onions (plural) occurs in once in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in Chapter 8, The Queen's Croquet-Ground.
"I heard the Queen say only yesterday you deserved to be beheaded!"

"What for?" said the one who had spoken first.

"That's none of YOUR business, Two!" said Seven.

"Yes, it IS his business!" said Five, "and I'll tell him -- it was for bringing the cook tulip-roots instead of onions."

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