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"blat" must be the cognate of blé - is the Latin form "blatus" or "blatum"? And why did those languages reject triticum, while Spanish and Portuguese kept it? -PierreAbbat 04:54, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Okay, so it's Frankish. So why does Catalan use this word? PierreAbbat 04:56, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
The etymology of Catalan blat and French blé is uncertain. There are two theories: (1) from Gaulish mlato (Latin molitus); or (2) from Frankish blâd (fruit of the earth; cf. Russian плод). In any case, they are not from Latin. —Stephen 06:29, 17 December 2006 (UTC)