à la grecque

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

à la grecque

  1. (cooking) cooked in olive oil and served cold

Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian Bokmål: à la grecque, a la grecque

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French à la grecque, meaning in a Greek style or manner, from French à la (in the style or manner of), short for à la mode (in fashion), first part from French à (to, on, in), from Middle French [Term?], from Old French a (to, towards, belonging to), from Latin ad (to, towards, up to, at), from Proto-Italic *ad (toward, to, on, up to, for), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éd (to, at) + middle part from French la (the), from Middle French la (the), from Old French la (the), from Latin illam (that, those), which is the accusative singular feminine of ille (that, those), from Old Latin olle (he, that), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ol-no- or *h₂l̥-no-, from *h₂el- (beyond, other). Last part from French grecque, feminine singular of grec (Greek), from Middle French grec (Ancient Greek), from Latin Graecus (Greek, Grecian), from Ancient Greek Γραικός (Graikós, Graecian), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *ǵerh₂- (to grow old, mature).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.laˈɡrɛk/, /a.laˈɡʁɛk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛk
  • Hyphenation: à‧la‧grecque
  • Homophone: a la grecque

Adverb[edit]

à la grecque

  1. (cooking) served in a sauce made of olive oil, lemon juice, and several seasonings (such as fennel, coriander, sage, and thyme), and usually served cold.
    poteter servert à la grecque
    potatoes served à la grecque
  2. Abbreviation of alagrecque-bord.

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