מלפפון

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Aramaic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μηλοπέπων (mēlopépōn), from μῆλον (mêlon, apple; tree fruit) +‎ πέπων (pépōn, cooked by the sun; ripe).

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Noun[edit]

מלפפון (milpiponm (plural מִלְפִּפּוֹנַיָא‎)

  1. muskmelon, melon

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μηλοπέπων (mēlopépōn, melon), from μῆλον (mêlon, apple; tree fruit) +‎ πέπων (pépōn, ripe).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

מְלָפְפוֹן (m'laf'fonm (plural indefinite מְלָפְפוֹנִים‎)

  1. (Biblical Hebrew, Mishnaic Hebrew) Armenian cucumber, vegetable melon
  2. cucumber

References[edit]

  • mylppwn”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–   "a type of melon" (accessed Jan. 2020)
  • Jastrow, Marcus (1903) A Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature, London, New York: Luzac & Co., G.P. Putnam's Sons p. 775
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press p. 278: "a kind of melon shaped like an apple"
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2759226/