mejorana

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Spanish[edit]

Origanum majorana

Etymology[edit]

From older mayorana, majorana, from Medieval Latin maiorana, possibly an alteration of synonymous Latin amaracus, from Ancient Greek ἀμαράκος (amarákos) (compare French marjolaine, Italian maggiorana and Portuguese manjerona).[1] The Ancient Greek and Medieval Latin terms could ultimately be from Sanskrit मरुव (maruva) "marjoram", the latter with influence of Latin maiora "greater" by folk etymology.

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Noun[edit]

mejorana f (plural mejoranas)

  1. marjoram, Origanum majorana
  2. mastic thyms, Spanish wood marjoram, Thymus mastichina

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, Guido Gómez de Silva, Breve diccionario etimológico de la lengua española (in Spanish), Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Económica, ISBN 968-16-2812-8: