tarhonya

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hungarian.

Noun[edit]

tarhonya (uncountable)

  1. A kind of egg-based pasta in the shape of small balls.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 807:
      chocolates, coffee, biscuits, tinned sausages, wine, boxes of dried noodles of various shapes and sizes, a white cloth bag of tarhonya from the previous century.

Hungarian[edit]

tarhonya

Etymology[edit]

Circa 1600, from Ottoman Turkish ترخانه (tarhâna), from Persian ترخانه (tarxâne, tarhana), from تر (tar, wet) + خوان (khwān, food, tablecloth, dining table). Modern Turkish spelling is tarhana.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɒrhoɲɒ/
  • Hyphenation: tar‧ho‧nya

Noun[edit]

tarhonya (plural tarhonyák)

  1. a traditional Hungarian egg-based pasta grain

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