marmeláda

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via German Marmelade and French marmelade from Portuguese marmelada (quince jam) (from marmelo (quince) from Latin melimēlum from Ancient Greek μελίμηλον (melímēlon), from μέλι (méli, honey) + μῆλον (mêlon, apple)).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmarmɛˌlaːda/

Noun[edit]

marmeláda f

  1. (food): jam

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Although after the Czech Republic's becoming a member of the European Union it is legally required that only marmalade is labelled by the word marmeláda in trade, in common speech the word refers to jam made of any kind of fruit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ marmeláda in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2007
  2. ^ marmeláda in Václav Machek, Etymologický slovník jazyka českého, second edition, Academia, 1968