halloumi

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Greek χαλλούμι (challoúmi), borrowed from Egyptian Arabic حلوم (ḥālūm), borrowed from Coptic ϩⲁⲗⲱⲙ (halōm, cheese) (Sahidic), ⲁⲗⲱⲙ (alōm, cheese) (Bohairic), itself in turn probably a borrowing from Semitic.[1][2][3]

Grilled halloumi

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Noun[edit]

halloumi (usually uncountable, plural halloumis)

  1. A traditional cheese from Cyprus, made from goat's and/or sheep's milk.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford Companion to Food
  2. ^ Černý, Jaroslav (1976) Coptic Etymological Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 052107228X
  3. ^ Vycichl, Werner (1983) Dictionnaire Étymologique de la Langue Copte, Leuven: Peeters, ISBN 978-2-8017-0197-3