παντεσπάνι

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish پان دیسپانیا(pandispanya), from Italian pandispagna (bread from Spain).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pandeˈspani/
  • Hyphenation: πα‧ντε‧σπά‧νι

Noun[edit]

παντεσπάνι (pantespánin (plural παντεσπάνια)

  1. sponge cake, madeira cake, pound cake (US) (as an ingredient in trifles or other desserts)
    «αν δεν έχει ο λαός ψωμί, ας φάει παντεσπάνι»«an den échei o laós psomí, as fáei pantespáni»"If the people have no bread, let them eat cake"
    (phrase attributed to Marie Antoinette): S’ils n’ont pas de pain, qu'ils mangent de la brioche!

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