QuestionThere is a word in arabic - alfalfa - which means 'luxurious growth' this word does seem closer to 'alfalfa' Could it not have come from this word?
- I don’t know of the Arabic word you mention. How do you write it in Arabic? —Stephen 01:56, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
QuestionII: My dictionary writes the Hungarian lucerna is lucern(e) in (British) English and can also be alfalfa in American English. My teacher said it was alfalfa. The alfalfa page writes about no synonyms. The entry named lucerne writes it's alfalfa but writes it as the meaning not as a synonym, although it is English so if it really means that should be given as a synonym (too). I haven't found a page called lucern. So could anyone tell me how it is and correct both pages lucerne and alfalfa in the spheres of synonyms and meanings, please? By the way, if I'm here, I'll answer: I don't know anything about Arabic but it really seems a good source, should be discussed or dunno. Sincererly --Ferike333 19:01, 3 April 2009 (UTC)
- It is difficult to understand what you are saying. I can imagine that lucerne might be British English. As an American, I do not know that word. To me, Lucerne is only a city in Switzerland. The only word I know for alfalfa is alfalfa. —Stephen 01:56, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
- Might be. Because it's difficult to explain :) My dictionary writes there are two other words for alfalfa, one is lucern and the other is lucerne. The entry lucerne exists but the entry alfalfa doesn't mention it as a synonym. About lucern I know nothing but my dictionary may be wrong in this case and I wanted to ask if it existed. See? But I think you've answered my question even if you didn't understand.So thank you very much and sorry for being difficult to understand. I was tired when wrote my last message and when I'm tired my English can be dangerous :D --Ferike333
- You were right. I've found the most exact explanation however it wasnt easy. Lucerne is a British word but alfalfa is used everywhere (even in Britain, I think) but formerly it was used only in the United States. About lucern I think my dictionary was wrong. Now you know another word too :) --Ferike333 13:56, 7 April 2009 (UTC)